Indian National Army Monument
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Indian National Army (INA) Memorial in Singapore during his trip in November.Wiki Commons file

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Indian National Army (INA) Memorial in Singapore during his trip in November.

PM Modi will pay homage at the war memorial, located at the Esplanade Park on Connaught Drive.

The memorial was built in 1995 by the National Heritage Board of the Singapore government to observe the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II. The Indian diaspora in Singapore had contributed to the construction of the monument with financial donations.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had laid the foundation stone for the original memorial, which was built during the Japanese Occupation on 8 July 1945. However, it was demolished by Lord Louis Mountbatten after the British took control of the region.

The new World War II plaque was installed once again at the site of the Indian National Army memorial in 1995.