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Teen Murti Chowk to be renamed after Israeli city of Haifa: Here's why

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

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Teen Murti Memorial
File photo of armymen paying their respects during a wreath laying ceremony at Teen Murti Memorial in New Delhi. (Photo Courtesy: PIB)

Prime Minister and his Israeli counterpart will attend on Sunday, a solemn ceremony at the Teen Murti Memorial here to mark the formal renaming of as Chowk.

The two leaders will also lay a wreath and sign the visitor's book at the memorial, official sources said.

Netanyahu is arriving in India on a six-day visit on Sunday.

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 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 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 "Day.

First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 11:25 IST
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