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Jaishankar assures 'all possible assistance' to kin of Sikh community members killed in Indianapolis shooting

IndiaTimes Saturday, 17 April 2021
External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Saturday assured that the Government of India will provideall possible assistance to the families of the victims who were killed in a mass shooting in the US city of Indianapolis on Thursday (local time).
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News video: Sikh Community Impacted by FedEx Tragedy

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WRTV's Cornelius Hocker reports. Four of the people killed in Thursday night's shooting were members of the Sikh community.

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