NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday attended a ceremony at the Teen Murti Memorial here to mark the renaming of Teen Murti Chowk as Teen Murti Haifa Chowk.
Teen Murti Chowk renamed after Israeli city Haifa
The two leaders also laid a wreath and signed the visitor's book at the memorial.Netanyahu, who arrived on a six-day visit today, was received by Modi.
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."