Congress president Rahul Gandhi today visited the iconic INA memorial in Singapore and paid homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, besides holding talks with senior ministers including Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.
Gandhi is in Singapore during which he will also call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
"Congress President Rahul Gandhi paid tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at the historic INA memorial in Singapore. #RGinSingapore #RGTributeToNetaji," the Congress party said in tweet.
The party said the 47-year-old Gandhi met MP Lim Wee Kiak, senior Minister of State Janil Puthucheary, Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee, MP Joan Pereira, MP Vikram Nair and Foreign Affairs Minister Balakrishnan.
Gandhi began the Singapore leg of his visit today with an address to Indian entrepreneurs. He will also travel to Malaysia and meet the country's Prime Minister Najib Razak.
"Over the next three days, I look forward to meeting the Indian community, business leaders and members of the Indian Overseas Congress in Singapore and Malaysia," Gandhi tweeted.
He also addressed the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.
"Congress President Rahul Gandhi paid a visit to the Singapore Indian Association located at Balestier Road. Established in 1923, the foundation stone of the Association's clubhouse was laid down by former PM Jawaharlal Nehru in 1950," the party said in another tweet.
The Indian National Army (INA) monument was constructed to commemorate the "Unknown Warrior" of the Indian National Army.
The historic war memorial was built during the Japanese occupation of Singapore as the Japanese and the INA had one enemy in common - the British.
The words inscribed on the war memorial were its motto, which is Unity (Ittefaq), Faith (Etmad) and Sacrifice (Kurbani).
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