Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Teen Murti Chowk and paid tribute to world war 1 heros. PM Modi had visited the Jewish state in July a year ago, becoming the first Indian premier to do so.
"Salute to the great Indian traditions of selfless sacrifice and penance", PM Modi penned down in Gujarati in visitors book at Teen Murti Chowk, which was formally renamed to Teen Murti-Haifa Chowk.More news: Federal agency returns to accepting requests under DACA
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During the visit, the two leaders will hold comprehensive dialogue on a variety of issues. "The sacrifice commemorated at Teen Murti observes its centenary", writes PM Modi in the visitors' book at Teen Murti.
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The three stone and bronze statues represent the Hyderabad, Jodhpur and Mysore Lancers who were part of the 15 Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade who fought for the liberation of Haifa from German and Ottoman (Turkish) soldiers on September 23, 1918. PM Modi will break protocol and receive his Israeli counterpart at the airport, a move which was meted out to the former by Netanyahu. His visit is happening nearly 15 years after the first visit by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to New Delhi in 2003.