PM Modi pays tributes to Indian soldiers of WWI who fought for peace

Last Modified Sunday, 11 November 2018 (15:24 IST)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tributes to the forgotten Indian soldiers who fought in the for a war, in which India was not directly involved ‘just for the cause of peace’.
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“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 said in a message on the centenary of World War I.
India, he said, remembered its 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.
“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 Benjamin Netanyahu came to India, we paid tributes at the Teen Murti-Haifa Chowk,” Mr Modi said.
The day commemorates the end of the first major war that claimed an estimated 40 million lives, including many Indians, that ended at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. (UNI)