President Obama's Call with the Prime Minister of India

President Obama Talks With Prime Minister Singh Of India

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India aboard Air Force One during a flight to Colorado, Aug. 8, 2012. The President called Prime Minister Singh to express condolences for victims of the attack at the gurdwara in Wisconsin, which took the lives of Indian nationals as well as Americans, and to convey the solidarity of the American people. Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, is seated at right. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Yesterday morning, President Obama placed a call to Dr. Manmohan Singh, the prime minister of India. 

The two leaders discussed the shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and the President expressed his condolences for the senseless attack. 
 
According to a readout of that conversation, "Prime Minister Singh expressed his gratitude for the many messages and gestures of support from the United States, and for the prompt reaction and heroism of the local police department."
 
To learn more about the call, check out the full readout here
 
In the United States, the American flag remain at half-staff until sunset tomorrow to honor the victims of the shooting
 
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