Recollections and reflections

Reminiscences, Rafi Ahmad Kidwai

I first came in contact with Subhas Bose in 1923 at Delhi when the Congress was divided into two groups over the question of what was known as 'Council Entry.'...Subhas Babu, as the favourite lieutenant of Deshabandhu, was playing a prominent part in the controversy. more>>

Broadcast by Tokyo Radio

The Head of the Provisional Government, Mr Subhas Chandra Bose, delivered a speech at a reception given to him by the Foreign Press. He said that the fighting on the Indian frontier is decisive for the entire Indian struggle for liberty. Although the Indian Army of Liberation had to be withdrawn from some frontier sectors due to strategical reasons and weather conditions, it would soon be able to launch new attacks. Mr Bose went on to say that the British Press is quite aware of the fact that the battle for India has to be fought on the Indian frontiers. He added that the jungle and hill positions constituted a sort of Maginot Line for the British, which is not so difficult to defend. Concluding his speech, Mr Bose stated that the Army of Liberation is in a position to march on to Indian soil now. But, it would not do so until all preparations had been made to take over such territories as would be liberated.