21 October 1943 is a historical day. It was on 21st October 1943 that the Azad Hind Government was formed in exile in Singapore by Subhas Chandra Bose to fight against British for the freedom of India.
INA was formed earlier with the Indian Prisoners of War(POW) captured by the Japanese in 1941 itself. But it was only after Subhas Chandra Bose came from Berlin in a submarine incognito and started mobilising the Indians living in Burma, Singapore etc. The presence of Subhas Bose and his fiery speeches inspired thousands of people to join the Indian National Army. Though the full number of the INA is not known as the records were destroyed before the British recaptured, it is stated that at the time of dismantlement of INA, it was having about 40,000 – 45,000 personnel.
Though the effort to capture British India did not succeed, the arrest and trial of the INA leaders succeeded in large mobilisation of the people to protest against it in a very big way. At last the government was compelled to free all.
INA and Azad Hind are part of the great Independence Struggle.