Union Jack at half mast at British mission to honour Vajpayee

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New Delhi : The British High Commission here on Friday flew its national flag, the Union Jack, at half mast in honour of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

"Union Flag flies half-mast at the British High Commission in New Delhi as mark of respect to Shri #AtalBihariVajpayee. The UK stands with people of India," the High Commission said on its Twitter handle sharing a picture of the flag at the mission.

Mourning Vajpayee's demise, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said: "He (Vajpayee) was an enormously important person who we have great respect for and it's a great loss for India. I wanted to pay my respects to a man of that stature."

Asquith earlier laid a wreath on the body of Vajpayee at the BJP headquarters here on Friday.