We generally confuse in identifying the founder of I.N.A. (Indian National Army). It was General Mohan Singh. He was captain of 1/14 Punjab Regiment of Indian Army when at the time of World War-II , he along with his regiment was sent to Malaya for the defence of British kingdom. When Malaya was captured by Japan then Capt. Mohan Singh with consultations of Japanese Army commanders made a planning to form I.N.A. to liberate our country from Britishers. Consequently INA was formed in June 1942. The Indians from Japan, Malaya, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia, 60% of which were Sikh youths, joined the army. Neta ji appeared on the scene of INA in July 1943. The primary reason of Netaji's risky submarine voyage from Germany to South-East Asia at the height of World War-II, was the news of the birth of INA. As per Lt. Gen.
Iwaichi Fujiwara the heroic attempt of General Mohan Singh on the Malayan front and the great achievements of Netaji, who took over after him as Chief of the INA, were greatly responsible for awakening and arousing the peoples of the entire South-East Asia to a regional and oriental consciousness. INA has the immortal name in the history of Indian freedom movement. Once Netaji said to Lt. Gen. Iwaichi Fujiwara about Capt. Mohan Singh " .... I prize his meritorious deed most highly. India is grateful to him to what he has done for the country." He was also founder of All India Forward Block & twice had been the member of Rajya Sabha. No doubt that Subhash Chandra Bose was a great leader, but should we forget the person who initiated the idea of INA? Mohan Singh was a man of great statemanship.Download Ebook to Read Continue