With the rise of the Indian independence movement in the 19th century, the Cellular Jail was built between 1896 and 1906 to house Indian convicts and political prisoners in solitary confinement. The Cellular Jail has also been given the name Kala Pani because of the torture and general ill-treatment meted out to the Indian convicts. The islands were occupied by the Japanese in World War II without resistance from the garrison. Port Blair served as the Azad Hind headquarters under Subhash Chandra Bose. British forces returned to the islands in 1945. If you looking for Indian Stamps and miniature Sheets, then you can visit our site Philacy.com
30-12-2018: 75th Anniversary of the Forst flog Hosting of Port Blair Miniature Sheet
75 years ago Subhash Chandra Bose hoisted the tricolour flag at Port Blair in 1943, India Post released a miniature Sheet on the occasion of the 75th flag hoisting at Port Blair. Port Blair is the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is also the local administrative tehsil of the islands. Port Blair serves as the entry point for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Port Blair is connected to India by air and sea. It is a two to three-hour flight from India to Port Blair’s Veer Savarkar International Airport. Radiocarbon dating from mounds excavated by the Anthropological Survey of India at Choladari near Port Blair indicates human occupation for at least 2,000 years.