Three of the most popular islands of the Andaman and Nicobar are likely to get new names soon. PM Modi is expected to announce the decision on the 75th anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s visit to Port Blair.

The three famous islands of Andaman and Nicobar — Ross Island, Neil Island, and Havelock Island — are likely to get new names before the New Year.

West Bengal BJP vice-president Chandra Kumar Bose, who is a relative of Subash Chandrabose had requested the government to rename the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as the ‘Shaheed and Swaraj Islands’.

The renaming will take place to mark the 75th anniversary of the day when Subhas Chandra Bose hoisted the national flag at Port Blair. On December 30, 1943, Bose had hoisted a flag at Port Blair, as he believed that Andaman was the first territory that had been freed from the British occupation after the Japanese captured the area during the Second World War.

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