PM Narendra Modi admires Indian soldiers at Israel’s Haifa cemetery

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By IANS|Published: 06th July 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays a wreath at the Indian cemetery in Haifa, Israel, on July 6. Indian soldiers put down their lives throughout the freedom of Haifa in 1918.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays a wreath at the Indian cemetery in Haifa, Israel, on July 6. Indian soldiers put down their lives throughout the freedom of Haifa in 1918.

HAIFA: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israeli Prfemier Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday laid flower wreaths at the Haifa Indian Cemetery which contains the tombs of 49 Commonwealth servicemen eliminated in World War I, 44 of whom were Indians.

Haifa was caught by the Mysore and Jodhpur Lancers from German and turkish forces on September 23, 1918.

In an extremely sombre environment, Modi and Netanyahu likewise collectively revealed a plaque celebrating Major Dalpat Singh, who led the Jodhpur Lancers.

“Hailing the hero of Haifa. The leaders reveal plaque celebrating Major Dalpat Singh whose bravery in this fight is folklore,” External Affairs Ministry representative Gopal Baglay tweeted.

Blue Berets, as the UN peacekeeping forces are much better understood, from India existed on the event. The 2 leaders likewise composed in the visitors’ book at the cemetery.

“I am deeply honoured to stand here today to salute the worthy soldiers, who put down their lives for the freedom of Haifa throughout the First World War,” the Prime Minister composed in the visitors’ book.

He likewise composed that next year, the centenary of the Battle of Haifa would provide another chance to mark the long-lasting bond in between India and Israel.

An Indian officer who set his life in the exact same fight was Captain Aman Bahadur, whose grand son later on functioned as a Brigadier in the Indian Army.

Inning accordance with details shared by the External Affairs Ministry, the 3 bronze statues at Teen Murti in New Delhi represent the Hyderabad, Jodhpur and Mysore Lancers who became part of the 15 Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade.

The brigade performed the triumphant attack on the prepared city of Haifa on September 23, 1918, throughout World War I.

There are numerous accounts of this fight– all tell the brave valour with which the Lancers carried out the attack on the garrisoned town secured by a joint force of Ottomans, Germany and Austria-Hungary. The capture of Haifa cleared a path for the Allies’ materials to the city through the sea.

Till date, the 61 Cavalry commemorates September 23 as its Raising Day or “Haifa Day”.

On the last and 3rd day of his see to Israel, Modi, accompanied by Netanyahu, showed up here by helicopter.

This is the very first go to by an Indian Prime Minister to Israel.

On Wednesday, India and Israel updated their relationship to that of a tactical collaboration and signed 7 contracts, consisting of on area cooperation, water management and farming.

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