Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in India: Teen Murti Chowk in New Delhi renamed after Israeli city Haifa

Modi and his Israeli counterpart Netanyahu on Sunday attended a ceremony at the Teen Murti Memorial in New Delhi to mark the renaming of Teen Murti Chowk

PTI January 14, 2018 14:40:57 IST
Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in India: Teen Murti Chowk in New Delhi renamed after Israeli city Haifa

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday attended a ceremony at the Teen Murti Memorial in New Delhi to mark the renaming of Teen Murti Chowk as Teen Murti Haifa Chowk.

The two leaders also laid a wreath and signed the visitor's book at the memorial.

Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in India Teen Murti Chowk in New Delhi renamed after Israeli city Haifa

File image of Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu. PTI

Netanyahu, who arrived on a six-day visit today, was received by Modi at the airport.

The three bronze statues at Teen Murti represent the Hyderabad, Jodhpur and Mysore Lancers who were part of the 15 Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade.

The brigade carried out the victorious assault on the fortified city of Haifa on September 23, 1918, during World War I.

There are various accounts of this battle — all narrate the valour with which the lancers undertook the assault on the garrisoned city protected by a joint force of Ottomans, Germany and Austria-Hungary.

The liberation of Haifa cleared a supply route for the Allies to the city through the sea.

Forty-four Indian soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice during the liberation of the city in World War I.

Till date, the 61 Cavalry celebrates September 23 as its Raising Day or "Haifa Day."

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