Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reiterated India's commitment towards world peace and pledged to work to further an atmosphere of harmony and brotherhood so that the trail of death and destruction caused by wars does not occur.
In a message on completion of hundred years of the end of World War-I, Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered the brave soldiers who fought in the World War-I. He said, it was a war in which India was not directly involved yet its soldiers fought world over, just for the cause of peace.
"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.
The PM said, he has 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. PM recalled paying tributes at the Teen Murti-Haifa Chowk in Delhi with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during later's visit to India.
World leaders have gathered in Paris to mark the occasion. Around 70 leaders including the US and Russian Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice in the French capital. British Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth will attend a separate event in London.