Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Shinzo Abe to visit Imphal on Dec. 17

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe are scheduled to visit Manipur on December 17 to pay tribute to the Japanese soldiers killed in Manipur during World War II

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Shinzo Abe to visit Imphal on Dec. 17
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

 

K Sarojkumar Sharma | TNN | Updated: Dec 7, 2019, 9:29 IST

 

PM Modi with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Bangkok (TOI file photo)

IMPHAL: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe are scheduled to visit Manipur on December 17 to pay tribute to the Japanese soldiers killed in Manipur during World War II.
The clashes in Imphal and Kohima have been named the greatest battles involving the British forces by the National Army Museum, London.

After attending a two-day summit in Guwahati next week, the two Prime Ministers will visit the India Peace Memorial at Maibam Lotpa Ching at Bishnupur district’s Nambol area, sources said. Following that, they would also visit the Imphal Peace Museum.

The state government has taken up various security measures in the valley districts to prevent any untoward incident. On Thursday, senior civil and police officials of the state convened a meeting to discuss steps to be taken up for the visit of the two Prime Ministers. Abe would be the first Japanese head of state to visit Manipur.

Earlier this June, Japanese and British dignitaries joined hands to honour the souls of the fallen war heroes and prayed for global peace and development on the platinum jubilee of the ‘Battle of Imphal’.

Source : Times of India