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Rahul Gandhi visits Netaji memorial in Singapore

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today visited the iconic in and paid homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, who unveiled in 1945 the monument that commemorates the "Unknown Warrior" of the

The 47-year-old Gandhi is on a three-day trip to and during which he will meet and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak, besides interacting with the Indian community, and business leaders.

"paid tributes to Netaji at the historic in Singapore. #RGinSingapore #RGTributeToNetaji," the party said in tweet.

"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 Also on my schedule are meetings with the Singapore PM, and the Malaysian PM, Najib Razak," Gandhi tweeted.

Gandhi began the Singapore leg of his visit today with an address to Indian entrepreneurs. He will also make a formal address at the prestigious Yew School of Public Policy,

"Congress paid a visit to the located at Balestier Road. Established in 1923, the foundation stone of the was laid down by former PM Jawaharlal Nehru in 1950," the party said in another tweet.

The (INA) monument constructed to commemorate the "Unknown Warrior" of the

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.

It was unveiled by in Singapore in July 1945 after British forces ended the Japanese occupation of Singapore later that year.

The words inscribed on the war memorial were its motto, which is Unity (Ittefaq), Faith (Etmad) and Sacrifice (Kurbani).

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 15:10 IST