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    Manipur Govt Decides To Buy Land where WWII Bombs had fallen

    INA War Museum in the INA Memorial Complex in Moirang is the only official museum dedicated to the Second World War in Manipur

    GUWAHATI: Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh to move Defence Ministry seeking its attention as the state government in Manipur planning to buy a plot of land in Moirang as a part of developing the Indian National Army (INA) site as a major tourist hub.

    The Indian National Army (INA) War Museum in the INA Memorial Complex in Moirang is the only official museum dedicated to the Second World War in Manipur. Its focus is primarily on the rise of the INA and on the role and activities of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in particular.

    Singh said, “We are going to develop the INA site at Moirang. The land and houses where the bombs fell are still there, we are in the process of purchasing and preserving them. This will give a major boost to tourism in the state.”

    “I would like to draw the attention of the Central Government, mainly Defence Ministry to look into the matter so that we can preserve the historical war sites and develop others. I will officially write a letter to the Ministry as well,” he added.

    The INA Martyrs’ Memorial complex is a war memorial at Moirang, India, dedicated to the soldiers of the Indian National Army.

    The main feature of the complex is a reconstruction of the INA’s memorial to its fallen soldiers as it stood in Singapore, before its destruction at the hands of British-Indian Army sappers in 1945.

    The complex also contains a museum dedicated to the INA along with a library and an auditorium and a statue of Subhas Chandra Bose. Work on the cenotaph itself began in October 1968 and was completed in September 1969, when it was unveiled by Indira Gandhi.

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