INA Martyrs' Memorial Complex

a war memorial at Moirang, India

The INA Martyrs' Memorial Complex (Meitei: INA Leipaak Ningbasing-gi Ningshing Khupham) is a war memorial complex in Moirang, Manipur. It is dedicated to the soldiers of the Indian National Army. It was built at Moirang where the Indian tricolor flag was first hoisted in the soil of India.[1][2][3][4] The main feature of the complex is the replica of the INA's memorial in Singapore before its demolition by British Indian Army in 1945. The complex also houses the legendary INA War Museum along with a library and an auditorium.

The INA Martyrs' Memorial Complex, Moirang
The statue of Subhash Chandra Bose inside the INA Martyrs' Memorial Complex, Moirang

The life-size statue of Subhas Chandra Bose stands inside the complex. Work on the cenotaph itself began in October 1968 and was completed in September 1969. The complex was unveiled by Indira Gandhi, the then prime minister of India. Work on expanding the monument complex to present-day size was completed in 2005. The total cost in building the memorial was Rs 6.23 crores. A stone monument was also erected at the historic Moirang Kangla. It is the place where Colonel Shaukat Malik raised the flag of Azad Hind in April 1944. The Government of Manipur administered the site since 1985. Close to the complex is the peace memorial at the Red Hills (Maibam Lokpa Ching), raised by the Government of Japan.[5]

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  1. Sharma, G. Amarjit (2021-07-05). State vs. Society in Northeast India: History, Politics and the Everyday. SAGE Publishing India. ISBN 978-93-91370-45-9.
  2. "Prez visits INA Complex in Manipur". 15 September 2010.
  3. "INA complex will be upgraded as tourist destination: Manipur CM". 20 August 2019.
  4. "77th Anniversary of Flag Hoisting Day observed at INA Martyr's Memorial Complex at Moirang of Manipur".
  5. "Manipur observes 77th anniversary of flag hoisting day of INA at Moirang". 14 April 2021.

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