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Navy chief pays floral tributes to Memorial of Indian soldiers

Press Trust of India  |  Jerusalem 

Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba today paid floral tributes to the Memorial of Indian soldiers, many of whom are buried in the cemetery in Haifa,

Haifa was liberated by Indian Army's Mysore and Lancers on September 23, 1918 in a famous cavalry charge that is now to become a part of the city's history books to be taught at the schools.

The commemorates September 23rd every year as Haifa Day, to pay its respects to the two brave Indian Cavalry Regiments that helped liberate the city following a dashing cavalry action by the 15th Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade.

Lanba, who is also the Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee, Chief of the General Staff of Israeli Defence Forces Lt Gen Gadi Eisenkot and Major General Udi Adam, Director General of Israel's Defence Ministry yesterday.

The Indian Navy chief's visit comes close on the heels of two major defence contracts between and and just weeks ahead of Prime Minister Modi's visit to the Jewish state scheduled for July 4 to 6.

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First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 19:42 IST