Lal Salam (Urdu: لال سلام, Hindi: लाल सलाम, Bengali: লাল সলাম, meaning 'Red Salute') is a salute, greeting or code word used by communists in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal, which is used when both hello and goodbye would be used in English. In Hindi and Urdu (as well as in several other South Asian languages) Lal means red, the color of communism, and Salam is an Arabic/Persian loanword in use in India and Pakistan. In Arabic it literally means 'Peace', but this usage is in line with the Persian usage, with the meaning 'Salute'.
In Pakistan, the equivalent phrase "Surkh Salam" (Urdu: سرخ سلام) is used interchangeably.
The tribute arranged by comrades after the death of a Naxalite is also called the "Lal Salam".