New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India is a peaceful nation and never wanted wars to occur. Paying glowing tributes to Indian soldiers who fought in World War I a century ago, Modi said nation would never forget their sacrifice.
President Ram Nath Kovind also saluted the Indian soldiers for their sacrifice in East Africa and the Western Front, Gallipoli and the Gulf, the sea attack on Chennai and the skies above France. The President said the nation would not forget them and their memories will be cherished always as ever.
Reiterating India’s commitment to world peace the Prime Minister said peaceful coexistence is the only answer to live in harmony in this world which is full of rivalries. Indian soldiers who fought across the frontiers of the country will always be remembered for their courage and valour.
Prime Minister said he had the honour to pay rich 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. Modi said the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had paid glowing tributes at the Teen Murti-Haifa Chowk.