The strategy of Subhas Chandra Bose for liberating India was wise or not?This question is lingering in my mind for the past few weeks. Gandhiji and Subhas Chandra Bose had two things in common. Both are great patriots of the country and the goal for both of them was the liberation of India from the British rule. The paths chosen by them are diametrically opposite. Gandhiji chose the path of non-violence and Bose was not in favor of it. Bose strongly believed that force is the only way to throw Britishers out.
Subhas Chandra Bose wanted to take advantage of the World War-II to fight the British. He believed that enemies enemy is a friend. Bose wanted to enlist the support of Hitler's army along with Azaad Hind Fauz. With great difficulty he reached Berlin. It took him one year to meet Hitler. Germany at that time was engaged in the war on other fronts. Hitler expressed his sympathy and inability to help him. Bose then went to Japan to enlist their support. Japan agreed to fight the British along with Azaad Hind Fauz. They were successful in the beginning and were later conclusively defeated. This shattered the hopes of Bose.
Now the question is whether Subhas Chandra Bose was wise enough to try and enlist the support of Nazi army and then The Japanese army? Looking at the history everyone knows the genocide caused by the Nazi army in WW-II. They killed six million Jews and twenty million Russians. Apart from this, the Germans had their eye on India. Coming to the Japanese they killed millions of people while coming to fight the British. They raped, killed thousands of women and children. Many women were kidnapped and imprisoned to serve as comfort women for the Japanese army. Had the Japanese or Germans succeeded in liberating India would they have left or stayed back to rule India? I shudder to think of the eventuality of India being ruled by such countries. I salute the freedom fighters who liberated India from British without violence and without help from outsiders. What is your say in this regard? While responding go through the content and post your comments.