Rajnath Singh pays tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Singapore

Team India Sentinels Saturday 18th of November 2023 01:10 PM

Rajnath Singh in Singapore

New Delhi: Defence Minister on Saturday flew to Singapore to pay tribute to freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and laid a wreath at the Indian National Army (INA) marker.

His brief visit to Singapore came after his successful completion of his tour to Indonesia, where he participated in ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) in Jakarta.

Construction of a monument to commemorate the "Unknown Warrior" was proposed by Netaji himself and he had laid the foundation stone in July 1945.

In 1995, the National Heritage Board of Singapore erected the INA marker on the same spot as the original memorial.

Rajnath Singh also offered prayers at the Sri Srinivasa Perumal temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, which is among the oldest Hindu temples in Singapore dating back to 1855.

He also visited the Indian Heritage Centre in Little India.

The Centre was set up under the National Heritage Board in 2015 documenting the story of the journey of Singaporean Indians. It houses five permanent galleries.

Prior to this, Rajnath Singh held separate talks with his counterparts from Vietnam and Indonesia in Jakarta with a focus on boosting overall bilateral ties including defence industrial collaboration.

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