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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi at the World War I Memorial, in Neuve-Chapelle, France on April 11, 2015.(PIB)

PM visits Airbus facility, later pays homage at World War-1 memorial

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited the Airbus Facility at Toulouse, where he was briefed on Indian companies involved in the Airbus Supply Chain, and interacted briefly with Indian employees at Airbus.

The Prime Minister also visited the CNES – National Centre for Space Studies in Toulouse. He briefly interacted with post-graduate students of Indian origin at the venue.

The Prime Minister paid homage at the World War-1 memorial in Neuve Chapelle, to honour around 4700 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in battles in France and Belgium during World War-1.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing at the Community Reception, in Paris on April 11, 2015.(PIB Photo)

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing at the Community Reception, in Paris on April 11, 2015.(PIB Photo)

“Our soldiers who fought in foreign lands in the Great War, have won the admiration of the world for dedication, loyalty, courage and sacrifice. I salute them,” the Prime Minister wrote in the visitor’s book at the memorial.

He also met youth of Indian origin who had gathered outside the memorial at Neuve Chapelle. “Shaheedon Amar Raho,” and he urged the youth to chant with him.

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