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Israeli PM Netanyahu to arrive in Delhi today

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu, who is arriving in on Sunday, will be received by Modi.

The two Prime Ministers will then move to for a solemn ceremony.

The leaders will lay a wreath and sign the visitor's book. The ceremony will also mark the formal renaming of Teen Murti Chowk as the Teen Murti by the Municipal Council (NDMC).

The three bronze statues at Teen Murti represent the Hyderabad, and Mysore Lancers, who were part of the 15 Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade, which 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 brave valour with which the lancers undertook the assault on the garrisoned town protected by a joint force of Ottomans, and Austria Hungary.

The capture of Haifa cleared a route for the Allies to supplies to the city through the sea. About 44 Indian soldiers had made the ultimate sacrifice during the liberation of the city in World War I. Till date, the 61 Cavalry celebrates 23rd September as its Raising Day or "Haifa Day."

The Israeli Prime Minister, who is the second from his country after to visit in the last 25 years of a diplomatic relationship, who will be here on a six-day visit to India, will be accompanied by a 130-member delegation from various sectors, including cyber, agriculture and defence.

Later in the day, Prime Minister will call on (EAM) Sushma Swaraj.

On Monday, the visiting dignitary will be given a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, which will be followed by the wreath laying at the Both the prime ministers will also meet and hold delegation level talks.

The two sides will sign agreements and also issue a joint press statement. The Israeli Prime Minister will call on Ram Nath Kovind, later in the day.

On Tuesday, Netanyahu, accompanied by his wife Sara, will leave for to see On the same day, he will visit and participate in the Raisina Dialogue, where he is scheduled to deliver an inaugural speech.

will leave for Ahmedabad on the fourth day of his tour and visit Sabarmati Ashram. The minister will also attend an event at the for Entrepreneurship and Technology (iCreate).

He will later visit the Centre of Excellence, Vadrad. On the same day, the minister will leave for

On Thursday, will have a power breakfast with Indian CEOs and attend a business seminar. He will also lay a wreath at and pay a visit to Nariman House -

He will also reach out to Bollywood personalities in an exclusive 'Shalom Bollywood' event, which aims at exploring business opportunities for Indian filmmakers in

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 11:23 IST