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The Gandhi Brigade or the 2nd Guerrilla Regiment of the Indian National Army formed a part of the First INA and later formed a part of the 1st Division after its revival under Subhas Chandra Bose.

Formed in September 1942, the unit later came under the command of Col. Inayat Kiani and consisted of two infantry battalions. It participated in the INA's disastrous Imphal Campaign. It later came under the command of Shah Nawaz Khan in 1944 and fought around the Irrawaddy, against the successful Allied Burma Campaign.

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Captain Munawar Khan Awan ex 5 Punjab British Indian Army (later Major Pakistan Army, recipient of Sitara e Jurat) Commanded the 2nd INA Guerrilla Battalion during Battle of Imphal

See also


  • Fay, Peter W. (1993), The Forgotten Army: India's Armed Struggle for Independence, 1942-1945. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press., ISBN 0-472-08342-2

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