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Saturday, November 10, 2018

VP Venkaiah Naidu meets Donald Trump and Macron

VP M. Venkaiah Naidu met United States President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron at a feast facilitated by the last to pay tribute to Heads of States who are going to a function in Paris to remember the Armistice of First World War. 

Prior in the day, Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel denoted the century of the finish of the First World War at an occasion at Compiegne, in the forested areas north of Paris, CBC revealed. The pioneers of the two countries disclosed a dedicatory plaque at the site of the railroad carriage where military pioneers marked a truce on November 11, 1918. In the mean time, Vice President Naidu initiated the Indian War Memorial at Villers Guislain in France on Saturday.

Talking amid the debut work, the Vice President talked about the significance of the commemoration, naming it as a tribute to the Indian warriors who yielded their lives battling benevolently amid the World War I. He had likewise opined that the World War I "not just changed the social and political texture of Europe, yet maybe changed the predeterminations of various nations over the world." 

About 1.3 million Indian troopers battled amid World War I, out of which 1,40,000 Indian warriors partook in World War I in France and Belgium. Despite the fact that a commemoration committed to the Indian warriors who passed on amid World War I was made by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) at Neuve Chapelle in 1927, a need to assemble a special Memorial by Independent India was felt. In Europe, the main other such commemoration remains at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium.  primary theme of the Indian War Memorial at Villers Guislain is the Indian national insignia which comprises of Ashoka lions alongside a bronze wreath, plaque, and spears which have been planned in India. 

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