Imphal (Manipur) : Skeletal remains of Japanese soldiers who died during WW II in Manipur were on Wednesday handed over to a Japanense delegation at a function held at Imphal War Museum, Sagolband Tera Amudon, here.
The remains were handed over to the Japanese delegation led by Tokunaga San of Japan from Association of Recovery and Repatriation of War Casualty and Kenji Aya, First Secretary, Japanese Embassy to India by the 2nd World War Imphal Campaign Foundation.
The remains were recovered from Shangshak Village of Kamjong District of the state.
A team of Anthropologists from Manipur University and Forensic Experts of Forensic Science Laboratory, Pangei examined the skeletal remains.
The delegation will visit Phubala Village of Bishnupur District and Kameng Village of Imphal East District for recovery of the 2nd World War remains on October 9 and 10 respectively. On October 12, they will perform cremation of the recovered remains at Koirengei and on October 13, Memorial Service at Red Hill (Maibam Lotpa Ching).
The Imphal battle of the WW II is considered as one of the bloodiest battle and at least 60,000 Japanese soldiers died during the battle in Manipur.