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 Free India Radio, Saigon

During his farewell talk with Saigon pressmen, Netaji said that the Indian National Army, in close collaboration with the Indians of East Asia and with the assistance of the invincible might of Japan, was soon going to embark on its historic march to India for the liberation of her millions. Netaji said that the recent Conference of East Asiatic leaders in Tokyo had changed the destinies of the 1,000,000,000 inhabitants of East Asia, and added that this Conference had afforded an opportunity to the Chungking Chinese to have their grievances redressed. Indians, however, know that the leaders of Chungking China had been hoodwinking these ignorant Chinese, by going over to the side of the Anglo-Americans even before the battle of East Asia had broken out. Knowing well that the Anglo-Americans are the avowed enemies of the Asiatic people, these traitors of Chungking have even sent their forces to India. Further, Netaji described the joy of the Indians at the restoration of complete freedom to Burma and the Philippines and confirmed India's faith in Japan's power to help India in achieving freedom. Referring to world reactions to the formation of the Provisional Government, Netaji .said: “Although London and America have not recognised this Indian Government yet it has had a marvellous effect upon millions of Indians.”