India Post has released a set of three commemorative postage stamps and a miniature sheet 975Rs) on 30th December 2018 to commemorate the event of First flag hoisting by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Andman. On December 30, 1943, Netaji had hoisted the Tricolor   for the first time at Cellular Jail, Port Blair.Bose named Andaman Island as Shaheed and Nicobar Island as Swaraj and appointed INA General AD Loganathan as the governor of the islands. Azad Hind government was not merely a government in exile anymore but had its own land, currency, civil code and stamps.

By hoisting the Azad Hind flag, Bose – the head of Provisional Government of Azad Hind – also fulfilled his promise that INA would stand on the Indian soil by the end of 1943.

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