"My homage to all those who lost their lives in Hiroshima. The bombings remind us of the horrors of war & their effect on humanity," Modi said in a tweet.

Modi said the solutions to humanity lie in peace and progress."Let us walk shoulder to shoulder to create a peaceful world, free from violence," the Prime Minister said.

Japan today marked the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped by a US aircraft in Hiroshima killing at least 140,000 people in the city.

Nearly everything around it was incinerated, with the ground level hit by a wall of heat up to 4,000 degrees Celsius -- hot enough to melt steel.

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