New Delhi, July 20 : President Pranab Mukherjee has conveyed his sincere grief and sympathy over the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight in eastern Ukraine.

In a message to the King of Malaysia, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, people of India and on my own behalf, I wish to convey my sincere grief and sympathy to the Government and people of Malaysia on the crash of the Malaysian Airlines flight in eastern Ukraine yesterday leading to the loss of so many precious lives.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the nationals of Malaysia and other countries who lost their lives in this tragic incident,” he added.