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President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi Pays Tribute To Indian Soldiers Who Died In WWI

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| November 11 , 2018 , 15:27 IST

The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday paid tributes to Indian soldiers who fought in World War I which ended a century ago.

According to media reports PM Narendra Modi revealed India was committed to peace and pledged to create an atmosphere where wars don't occur.

President Ram Nath Kovind also saluted the Indian soldiers and said, "For their sacrifice in East Africa and the Western Front, Gallipoli and the Gulf, the sea attack on Chennai and the skies above France. Their memory commits us to global security and global peace."

PM Narendra Modi took to his Twitter account and wrote, "Today, as we mark 100 since the end of the horrific first World War, we reiterate our commitment towards world peace and pledge to work to further an atmosphere of harmony and brotherhood so that the trail of death and destruction caused by wars does not occur."

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Recalling the contribution and bravery of the Indian soldiers who fought in the WWI, the Prime Minister said that though India was not directly involved, its soldiers fought across the world just for the sake of peace.

"I have had the honour of paying tributes at the Neuve-Chapelle Memorial in France and at the memorial in Israel's Haifa, places associated with India's role in World War I," he said.

"When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to India, we paid tributes at the Teen Murti-Haifa Chowk."

It is learnt that World War I lasted from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918.