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>>

Address to the Indian Independence League, Singapore

The Provisional Government of India has made a careful survey of the conditions in India and the world and decided in Shonan at midnight that the time is ripe to declare war upon the enemy. I know some Indians will question the validity of the declaration, but you may be convinced of its legality in the light of its having been issued by a government which has been legally established and which represents me country. This decision of the Provisional Government was broadcast to the world: that the Provisional Government of India thinks it her duty to declare war on Britain and her ally, the United States of America.

Friends, let us prepare at once and march on India. We shall unfurl our national flag on Indian soil and advance towards Delhi. We are determined to be in India by the end of the year and to assume control of the land and sea powers of the country. The Indian National Army must be prepared for the coming fight.