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China wants historical cemetry at Ramgarh to be turned into

Press Trust of India  |  Ramgarh (Jharkhand) 

The general from in MA Zhanwu has said wants the historical cemetery in to be developed as a global tourist destination.

As many as 667 Chinese soldiers who were a part of Allied forces during World War-11 were buried at the garrison town of in

A five-member team from the in led by MA Zhanwu visited the cemetery on Friday last and paid their tribute to the Chinese martyrs who fought against during the war, official sources here said.

Talking to administrative officials of Ramgarh, the Chinese general said that has formally requested the state to develop the historical cemetery as a tourist destination.

He said would co-operate with the Indian on the issue as the Chinese cemetery in is a silent witness of Indo-China friendship as soldiers buried in the cemetery had stopped Japanese forces from occupying Indian territory.

Ramgarh Deputy Rajeshwari B said, "The general of China and his team was scheduled to visit the cemetery on Saturday but they arrived here a day before their schedule."

The Chinese cemetery, located nearly 4 kilometres from Ramgarh, on the Bhurkunda-Patratu route, was built in December 1944 by Cen in memory of the war heroes, who lost their lives in the World War II.

The cemetery is spread over nearly 7.25 acre of land and is covered with forests.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 12:40 IST