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

In the course of a Press interview with the Tokyo correspondent of the Italian paper Girone d' Italia, Sjt. Subhas Chandra Bose declared that he had left India in January 1941 in order to establish contacts with the Axis Powers, and to prepare the Indians abroad for the war of Indian Independence. Asked why he had come to Japan, Mr Bose replied that he wanted to complete his programme of contacting all the three Axis Powers, and added, “I can struggle and fight for the independence of my country more efficaciously from Japan as it is nearer to India than other Axis countries.” In conclusion Mr Bose declared, “India must achieve her desired goal with her own strength without alien aid and we will only ask for outside assistance when we have used up our last resources and failed to achieve our goal."