Subhas Chandra Bose1Sep 08 2015 : The Times of India (Hyderabad)

ENDURING ENIGMA – Britain spread canard: Netaji an MI-6 agent
Kingshuk Nag

Sought To Discredit Him In The Eyes of Soviets Yet Soviet Intel Thought He Was Best Bet In India

Late In June 1993, Ajai Malhotra, then Information Counsellor at the Indian Embassy in Moscow, was despatched by the ambassador to the offices of the bi-monthly `Asia and Africa Today’ to investigate whether the magazine was proposing to run a story alleging that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was an agent of the MI-6, the external arm of British Intelligence. The deputy chief editor V K Tourdjev said that they indeed were and added that the story was based on information ferreted from KGB archives. He also showed Malhotra, from a distance, a letter marked `top secret’ and written by Colonel G A Hill of British intelligence on December 11, 1943 to Colonel Osipov of Soviet Intelligence that alleged that Bose had `cooperated’ with MI-6. It also alleged that Bose had escaped to Kabul from house arrest in Calcutta in 1941 with the full knowledge of the British Intelligence.

By the mid of 1943 Subhas Bose was already in Singapore and had launched the Indian National Army (INA) with the cooperation of the Japanese. He was fighting the British tooth and nail, who, in turn, were keen to get rid of the Indian patriot by hook or crook. In fact, the Special Operations Executive (SOE) -an irregular war time sabotage agency set up at the instance of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill -had been ordered (soon after Bose disappeared from Calcutta) to ‘eliminate’ him, including by assassination. (మరింత…)