PM Modi to hoist flag at Red Fort on October 21
New Delhi: To mark the 75th anniversary of the establishment of 'Azad Hind Government', Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the flag at Red Fort on October 21.
The 'Azad Hind Government' was headed by Subhas Chandra Bose.
The statement of PM Modi came in a video interaction with Bharatiya Janata Party workers during which he spoke at length about his government's works to celebrate the contributions of many personalities who, he said, were neglected by the Congress in its rule of several decades.
About Azad Hind Government:
- On October 21, 1943, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose established the provincial Azad Hind Government in SIngapore.
- On August 14 the next year, the Bahadur brigade of INA, led by Col Shaukat Ali Malik, captured Moirang, a town in Manipur on the Indo-Myanmar border.
- Moirang remained under the control of the Azad Hind Government for nearly four months during which its currency and stamps too were used.
- The Azad Hind Government had then been recognised by 11 countries and it had its embassies in other countries too.