New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to Indian soldiers who fought during the first world war. The PM shared pictures of Neuve-Chapelle Memorial in France and of the memorial in Israel’s Haifa on Twitter.
As the international community observes the hundredth anniversary of the end of hostilities in First World War, Modi paid rich tribute to the Indian soldiers who fought on behalf of Britain.
In a series of tweets, he wrote that the soldiers fought in the war in which India was not directly involved for the “cause of peace”.
I have had the honour of paying tributes at the Neuve-Chapelle Memorial in France and at the memorial in Israel’s Haifa, places associated with India’s role in the First World War.
When PM @netanyahu came to India, we paid tributes at the Teen Murti-Haifa Chowk. pic.twitter.com/6u6hcaUUt9
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 11, 2018
“Today, as we mark one hundred years since the end of the horrific First World War, we reiterate our commitment towards world peace and pledge to work to further an atmosphere of harmony and brotherhood so that the trail of death and destruction caused by wars does not occur,” he wrote on Twitter.
“India remembers our brave soldiers who fought in WW-1 This was a war in which India was not directly involved yet our soldiers fought world over, just for the cause of peace,” he added.
Other world leaders also paid tribute
Earlier in the day, US President Donald Trump, his Wife Melania Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin were at Arc de Triomphe in Paris to attend the ceremony to commemorate the Armistice of the First World War.
— ANI (@ANI) November 11, 2018
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