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India salutes heroism: Sushma on American who intervened in Kansas shooting

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday wished a speedy recovery to the American, who was injured while intervening in the shooting that killed an Indian engineer in the US, and said India salutes his heroism.

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India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj arrives for a flag-raising ceremony with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai in Kabul September 10, 2014. Karzai and Swaraj on Wednesday hoisted the largest Afghanistan national flag, which was made in India, during the ceremony and Swaraj pledged to build a park around the flag, according to a government official. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS)
India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj arrives for a flag-raising ceremony with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai in Kabul September 10, 2014. Karzai and Swaraj on Wednesday hoisted the largest Afghanistan national flag, which was made in India, during the ceremony and Swaraj pledged to build a park around the flag, according to a government official. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS)(REUTERS)

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday wished a speedy recovery to the American, who was injured while intervening in the shooting that killed an Indian engineer in the US, and said India salutes his heroism.

“India salutes the heroism of Ian Grillot! Best wishes for a speedy recovery,” Swaraj tweeted.

Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed and Alok Madasani, of the same age, was injured in the shooting by 51-year-old US navy veteran Adam Purinton who allegedly yelled “get out of my country”.

Grillot, 24, tried to intervene and received injuries in the firing in Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas

He is recovering in a hospital after being shot in the hand and chest.