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The Indian National Army was organised to fight against ___________.
1. Germany and Japan
2. British in India
3. Japan
4. Russia

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : British in India

The correct answer is British in India.

  • The Indian National Army was organised to fight against the British in India.
  • The Indian National Army was first formed on 17 February 1942.
  • The Indian National Army was formed under Captain Mohan Singh and Subhash Chandra Bose.
  • The INA also had an all-women regiment called “Rani of Jhansi Regiment”.
  • The Indian National Army participated in two military encounters during the Second World War in Arakan in Burma in January-February 1944 and in Imphal in Manipur in March 1944.

 

  • The Indian National Army was an armed force formed by Indian collaborationists and Imperial Japan on 1 September 1942 in Southeast Asia during World War II.
  • Its aim was to secure Indian independence from British rule. It fought alongside Japanese soldiers in the latter's campaign in the Southeast Asian theatre of WWII.
  • The army was first formed in 1942 under Rash Behari Bose, by Indian PoWs of the British-Indian Army captured by Japan in the Malayan campaign and at Singapore.
  •  This first INA collapsed and was disbanded in December that year after differences between the INA leadership and the Japanese military over its role in Japan's war in Asia. Rash Behari Bose handed over INA to Subhas Chandra Bose.
  • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose named the brigades/regiments of INA after Gandhi, Nehru, Maulana Azad, and himself.
  • There was also an all-women regiment named after Rani of Jhanshi, Lakshmibai. Under Bose's leadership, the INA drew ex-prisoners and thousands of civilian volunteers from the Indian expatriate population in Malaya (present-day Malaysia) and Burma.
  • This second INA fought along with the Imperial Japanese Army against the British and Commonwealth forces in the campaigns in Burma: at Imphal and Kohima, and later against the Allied retaking of Burma.

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