Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has spoken to his Japanese counterpart Naoto Kan and offered any additional assistance Japan may require to deal with the devastation caused by the twin disaster earlier this month.

Singh had a telephonic conversation with Kan yesterday during which he expressed deepest condolences over the loss of life and property in Japan consequent to the recent earthquake and tsunami, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a release here today.

The Prime Minister said the people and the Government of India stood solidly with the friendly people of Japan in their hour of grief.

"He also offered to make available any additional assistance that Japan may require. The Prime Minister expressed confidence that Japan would emerge from the calamity as an even stronger nation," it said.

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