Indian PM lays wreath at bomb-hit Brussels metro station

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves a flower bouquet at the Maalbeek subway station in Brussels on March 30, 2016.
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves a flower bouquet at the Maalbeek subway station in Brussels on March 30, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

BRUSSELS (AFP) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid his respects to the victims of the March 22 attacks in Brussels, adding a wreath of white flowers to a sea of tributes outside bomb-hit Maalbeek metro station.

Modi, flanked by Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, bowed his head and clasped his hands together in tribute to the victims of the suicide blasts, which also struck the city's airport.

An Indian citizen, a 31-year-old IT worker, was among the 32 people killed in Belgium's worst-ever terror attacks.

Modi was in town for a one-day EU-India summit, with talks on improving counter-terrorism cooperation high on the agenda.

Both Brussels airport and Maalbeek metro station have remained closed since the attacks.