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The Japanese-constructed India Peace Memorial at Maibam Lokpaching on the Tiddim Road. The Japanese-constructed India Peace Memorial at Maibam Lokpaching on the Tiddim Road. Photo by Ranjit Moirangthem

India Peace Memorial, Maibam Lokpaching

This was constructed by the Japanese Government on the site of the Battle of Red Hill (Pt. 2926) or Maibam Lokpaching, on the Tiddim Road. The Battle took place from May 20-29, 1944, and was the closest the Japanese got to Imphal from the south. The Memorial was inaugurated in 1994 on the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Imphal.

War Memorial, Kanglatongbi

This Memorial marks the site of a battle at Kanglatongbi in early-April 1944 during the Japanese drive south on the Imphal-Kohima Road towards Imphal. The Memorial was renovated and re-dedicated by the Indian Army in April 2011. 

INA Memorial, Moirang

This is a replica of the original Indian National Army (INA) Memorial whose foundation stone was laid by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Singapore on July 8, 1945. The original was subsequently demolished by the British when they retook Singapore. The replica is part of the larger INA Memorial Complex in Moirang. The Complex includes the site where the INA flag was hoisted for the first time on the Indian mainland in April 1944.

Shangshak War Memorial

This Memorial in Shangshak (Sangshak) village marks the historic battle that took place here from March 22-26, 1944.

Khurai Thangjam Leikai Memorial, Porompat, Imphal

This is the site of an air bombing in April 1943 that led to the largest loss of civilian lives in a single incident in Manipur during the Second World War.