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One of the last orders of the day to the Indian National Army( 14 August 1945)

Historical Context: As far as one can see this was Netaji Subhas Bose's last order of the day as the supreme commander of the armed forces of the Provisional Government of Azad Hind. It was written in the full knowledge of the Japanese decision to surrender and that Germany and Italy had already surrendered in Europe. Importance attaches to it because it points the way the Indian National Army should be pursuing its own goal in the post war situation on its own without expectation of any help from any external power. Netaji knew that Japan was to formally proclaim acceptance of the terms of surrender on August 15, that is, the day after he addressed his order of the day to the officers and men and women of the INA. He wanted them to know that Japan's surrender had nothing to do with the Azad Hind Government and the INA would continue its struggle for Indian independence even after the surrender of Japan.
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