My respects to Sepoy Bhagmal and may his soul rest in peace. He and other survivors of the INA were rightly honored by giving a place in the Republic Day Parade.
The INA soldiers were given due recognition by the Government of India.
The INA fought along with Japan against the British Indian Army in the World War 2. The INA had about 50000 soldiers at its peak. The British Indian Army after facing a defeat initially reversed the trend and conclusively defeated the Japanese Army and the INA. Many soldiers of INA were captured by the British Indian Army. They faced trial as traitors of the country. This trial made them heroes and they were acclaimed as freedom fighters. The famous trial of Prem Sahgal, Gurubaksh Singh Dhillon and Shah Nawaz Khan of INA took place at Red Fort. Jawaharlal Nehru, Bhulabhai Desai, Kailashnath Katju and Asaf Ali defended them in the trial. The Congress and the Muslim League called for them to be freed.
The reinstatement of INA soldiers into the Indian Army was opposed by the Indian Army as the INA fought against them in the World War II. According to the information available on Wikipedia, many of the members of the INA held important positions in independent India, Some of them served as ambassadors immediately after independence with Abid Hasan in Egypt and Denmark, A. C. N. Nambiar in the Federal Republic of Germany, Mehboob Hasan in Canada, Cyril John Stracey in the Netherlands, and N. Raghavan in Switzerland. Mohan Singh was elected to the Rajya Sabha, Shah Nawaz Khan served as Minister of State for Rail in the first Indian cabinet. Lakshmi Sahgal joined the Communist Party of India (Marxist). According to the information available on Wikipedia, of the very few of the ex-INA members who joined the Indian Armed Forces, R. S. Benegal joined the Indian Air Force in 1952 and later rose to the position of Air commodore. He earned Maha Vir Chakra, an award for valor.
The surviving INA members were well taken care of by the Government of India.
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