WWII skeletal remains to be explored in Nov

IMPHAL, Oct 12: A team will come from Japan to the State to search for skeletal remains of Japanese soldiers killed in Manipur during the Second World War.
A team of Japanese experts would come to the State in the first week of November and search for skeletal remains of Japanese soldiers in different parts of the State.
The Japanese Embassy to India has already sent a letter to the State Government in this regard, conveyed a source.
Some officials of the Japanese Embassy would come to Imphal within the current month to discuss the exploration for skeletal remains with the State Government.
It was estimated that around 20,000 Japanese soldiers were killed in Manipur during the Second World War.
Notably, Manipur was a fierce battle ground between 15th, 31st and 33rd divisions of the Japanese army and the Allied Forces during the Second World War.


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