Netaji Files: Newly Declassified Files Claim Netaji Made Three Radio Broadcast Post His Presumed Death

As more and more files are being declassified with regard to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, more information is coming up as to what might have happened in the years leading up to India’s independence in 1947.

Though in the past there have been files that suggest Bose died in August 1945, it now seems that that might not be true.




According to File No 870/11/p/16/92/Pol that was released on March 29, there are evidence that suggest that Netaji might have lived beyond 1945.

According to the File mentioned above, three Radio broadcasts were made by Netaji, which came much after the plane crash on August 18, 1945.




The file also claims that the monitoring service in the Governor’s House in Bengal, when R G Casey was the governor, had picked up the said broadcasts on 31-metre band and that a note for same was placed before Casey.

The report says that the first broadcast was made on December 26, 1945 and in which Bose had said:




The second broadcast had followed a week later on January 1, 1946, in which Netaji had said:




The last broad cast in turn had followed a month later in February 1946 and Netaji had said:



Further to complicate the matter one of the other declassified files also refers to a letter that was written on July 22, 1946. In the letter, Khurshed Naoroji, one of the secretaries of Gand hiji, had written to Louis Fischer and said:

“At heart, the Indian Army is sympathetic to the INA. If Bose comes with the help of Russia, neither Gandhiji nor Nehru nor the Congress will be able to reason with the country.”

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