Rajnath Singh and Team reaches Cuba for Castro funeral
New Delhi, Nov 30: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with an eight-member Indian delegation – comprising representatives of different political parties – has reached Cuba to attend the pre-funeral commemoration of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.
Leaving New Delhi for Havana. Shall attend the funeral of towering Cuban leader Fidel Castro with the Indian delegation & pay tributes to him, Rajnaths tweet reads.
Leaving New Delhi for Havana. Shall attend the funeral of towering Cuban leader Fidel Castro with the Indian delegation &pay tributes to him
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) November 29, 2016
The team is expected to return on Thursday evening, official sources said.
After two days of commemorations in Cuba’s capital Havana, Castro’s ashes will go on a four-day island-wide procession starting Wednesday, before being buried in the southeastern city of Santiago de Cuba on December 4.
Castro died on November 25 at the age 90, after defying the United States during a half-century of iron-fisted rule and surviving the eclipse of global communism.