How did an army comprising prisoners of war and formed on foreign soil fight for India’s freedom?
How did an army comprising prisoners of war and formed on foreign soil fight for India’s freedom?(Photo: Aroop Mishra/The Quint)
  • 1. When Was Azad Hind Fauj First Formed?
  • 2. Subhash Chandra Bose Forms the Second Azad Hind Fauj
  • 3. Which War Campaigns Did Azad Hind Fauj Partake in?
  • 4. What Was the Impact of Azad Hind Fauj on India's...
Explained: How the Azad Hind Fauj Changed India’s Freedom Struggle

Subhash Chandra Bose’s Azad Hind Fauj – or Indian National Army (INA) – is a crucial chapter in India’s freedom struggle. How did an army comprising prisoners of war and formed on foreign soil fight for India’s freedom?

On Bose’s 124th birth anniversary on 23 January, let’s chart how Azad Hind Fauj came into being, the war campaigns it fought, and the role it played in India’s Independence.

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