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Delhi's Teen Murti Marg renamed after Israeli city

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The iconic war memorial at a roundabout near Bhavan in was on Sunday renamed Teen Murti-Chowk to pay homage to the Indian soldiers who fell in the battle of -- now in -- during World War I.

Narendra Modi, his Israeli counterpart and wife Sara, who arrived here on a six-day trip -- attended a solemn ceremony at the Teen Memorial to mark the formal renaming of the roundabout near the Teen Bhavan, which was the official residence of India's first

Modi tweeted that he and Netanyahu "paid tributes to the brave Indian soldiers who fought at Haifa" and "laid down their lives during the liberation of the city", the third largest in

"The spot where we commemorate their sacrifice will now be called Teen Murti-Chowk," he wrote. "This year we mark 100 years of the end of the First World War. We remember with pride, the Indian soldiers who fought valiantly in the war."

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

"One of these pages was written 100 years ago, in the sacrifice of Indian soldiers at Haifa. The sacrifice commemorated at Teen Murti observes its centenary. Naming this spot as Teen Murti-marks this historic occasion. In the presence of the of Israel, we pay homage to the brave soldiers," Modi wrote in the visitor's book.

The war memorial - originally called the Memorial -- was unveiled in March 1924 in honour of cavalry troopers of princely states in British

The three stone and bronze statues represent the Hyderabad, and who were part of the 15 who fought for the liberation of Haifa from German and (Turkish) soldiers in September 1918.



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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 17:22 IST