India committed to world peace, Modi reiterates

New Delhi: Paying tributes to the Indian soldiers who fought in first World War a hundred years ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reiterated India’s commitment towards world peace and pledged to create an atmosphere where wars do not occur.

“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.

Remembering the soldiers who fought in the war, the Prime Minister said India was not directly involved but our soldiers have fought across the world just for the cause 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 the first World War. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to India, we paid tributes at the Teen Murti-Haifa Chowk”, Modi said.

The first World War lasted from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918.