The idea of renaming Teen Murti road and chowk after Haifa was proposed in the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) council during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Israel past year. PM in a tweet said, "Welcome to India, my friend PM Netanyahu!"
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will arrive in India today, on a six-day visit during which both the strategic partners will aim to further expand ties on a range of key areas including defence and trade besides deliberating on Israel-Palestine relationship.
The two leaders participated in the ceremony to mark the formal renaming of Teen Murti Chowk as the Teen Murti Haifa Chowk by the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). The name of Teen Murti Chowk has been changed to Teen Murti Haifa Chowk.
The two leaders laid a wreath and signed the visitor's book at the memorial.
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"It is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War-1. The sacrifice commemorated at Teen Murti observes its centenary", writes PM Modi in the visitors' book at Teen Murti.
"The Teen Murti Chowk was named to mark the role of the three cavalry regiments". PM Modi will break protocol and receive his Israeli counterpart at the airport, a move which was meted out to the former by Netanyahu.
The brigade carried out the victorious assault on the fortified city of Haifa on September 23, 1918, during the World War I.
Teen Murti Bhavan, the residence of India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and now a museum, is at the Teen Murti crossing.