The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today visited the Commemorative Exhibition on the theme "India and World War-I," organized by the Indian Armed Forces, at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi. The exhibition showcases the gallantry and sacrifice of Indian soldiers in the First World War.
The Prime Minister said the Exhibition brings alive the participation and bravery of Indian soldiers in various battlefields of this war across Europe, Africa and Asia. He said he was touched to meet the descendants of some of these decorated soldiers.
He urged youth to visit this exhibition to learn about the War in which nearly 74,000 of our men were martyred in far-flung lands. We salute the sacrifice of each and every Indian soldier martyred in the war, the Prime Minister said.
The Chief of Army Staff Gen. Dalbir Singh, the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R.K. Dhowan, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, and the Defence Secretary Shri R.K. Mathur were present during the Prime Minister`s visit.