Vaihayasi P Daniel
In September 1918 the British 15th Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade liberated Haifa from 400 years of Ottoman rule. The bravery of three Indian cavalry regiments is remembered during this campaign, says Vaihayasi P Daniel.
On September 23, Colonel M S Jodha of the Indian Army journeyed to Haifa in Israel, to lay a wreath at the special war memorial that honours his grandfather, Captain Bahadur Aman Singh Jodha, his regiment and other co-regiments.
At his side was India's Ambassador to Israel Navtej Sarna who recalled Captain Bahadur Aman Singh Jodha and his men at the touching ceremony.
Thousands of Indian soldiers saw action in this sunny Mediterranean town, in this theatre of war, during World War I.
And it was the Indians that saved the day.
Explains Ambassador Sarna, who has a special interest in history (he is the author of a biography on Duleep Sin
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