Those who have been offended by my comments on Subhas Chandra Bose should consider just one simple matter :
The Japanese armed forces came all the way from Japan to Singapore and Burma, and were fighting the British on the border of Burma and India ( using the INA ).
Did they do so to have a picnic, or to conquer the countries of East and South Asia and turn them into their colonies, that is, as markets and sources of raw materials for the growing Japanese industry ?
If the latter is accepted, and it must be accepted if we have even a little brains, then why would Japan have given independence to India if they had defeated the British, rather than turning it into a Japanese colony ?
It is obvious that the Japanese fascist imperialists were using Bose and the INA for their own imperial purpose of conquering India and turning it into a Japanese colony.
Had they defeated the British, the Japanese would either have bumped off Bose, as his utility would have been over for them, or made him as a puppet ' Head of State ', the way they made the last Chinese Emperor, Pu Yi, ' Head of Manchukuo '.
The INA was fighting with Japanese weapons. If the Japanese design ( of making India their colony ) had been opposed by Bose, they had simply to cut off arms supply to the INA and that would have been an end to it.
Bose knew of the Japanese atrocities in the Andaman Islands, but he never protested against it to the Japanese, knowing he could not afford to annoy his masters