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100 years since World War I: PM Modi reiterates commitment towards world peace

Paying tributes to the Indian soldiers who fought in the war, Modi said even though India was not directly involved in the battle, its soldiers fought across the world to foster peace.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reiterated India’s commitment towards world peace. (File)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reiterated India’s commitment towards world peace and pledged to work to create an atmosphere of harmony on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, which left millions dead and millions more wounded, widowed and orphaned.

“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,” Modi said in a series of tweets.

Paying tributes to the Indian soldiers who fought in the war, Modi said even though India was not directly involved in the battle, its soldiers fought across the world to foster peace. “India remembers our brave soldiers who fought in WW-1 This was a war in which India was not directly involved yet our soldiers fought world over, just for the cause of peace,” he said.

The first World War lasted from July 28, 1914, to November 11, 1918, and saw the participation of 70 nations that had not yet gained independence from colonial powers.

“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 the first World War. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to India, we paid tributes at the Teen Murti-Haifa Chowk”, Modi further said.

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