When at the
invasion of Japan into Malaya and Burma those British possessions fell, Bose turned his
attention to the Far-East.
Already a band of patriots headed by Indian exile. Rash Behari Ghosh had collected an army
of Indian prisoners of war in the Far East and urged Bose to lead them against the British
Bose therefore made a dash from a German port in a U-boat in a perilous journey through
seas infested with enemy
mines and landed at Singapore where he took charge of the Indian army.
With the assistance of the Japanese, he proclaimed a provisional Government of-India and
called the army "Azad Hind
Fouj" or the Indian National Army. Its flag was the Indian National flag with the
figure of a springing tiger in the place of the charka. "Delhi Chalo" was its
battle-cry; Subash was its supreme commander.