Indian Navy fleet visits Haifa, Israel
Four Indian navy warships equipped with modern weaponry are on a goodwill visit to Haifa,Israel to “strengthen service-to- service linkages”, as the two countries celebrate 20 years of diplomatic ties. The Mediterranean tour of the four vessels (INS Mumbai, Trishul, Gomti and Aditya) is headed by Rear Admiral A. R. Karve, of India’s Western Fleet who will call upon Israeli naval officers and the Mayor of Haifa, Yona Yahav.
The Indian sailors will also pay respects at the memorial of Indian soldiers buried in Haifa while fighting for the Allied Forces, under the Britich Crown in the battle for the liberation of Haifa during the Second World War. As a tribute to these Indian soldiers, the municipality of Haifa has decided to include the stories of their valiant efforts by incorporating them in the school history curriculum.