imphal-peace-museum

In News: The Imphal Peace Museum has been set up at Red Hill outside Imphal that saw some of the fiercest fighting in the Second World War (1939-45) during the Japanese invasion of India.It has been set up to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Imphal.

About Battle of Imphal:

  • The Battle of Imphal took place in the region around the city of Imphal, the capital of the state of Manipur in northeast India from March until July 1944. 
  • Japanese armies attempted to destroy the Allied forces at Imphal and invade India, but were driven back into Burma with heavy losses.
    • Allied - U.S,U.K, Russia
    • Axis- Italy, Germany , Japan
  • The battle resulted in victory of British and induced Japanese to retreat back.