Subhash Chandra Bose in USSR after the air crash confirmed by KGB files

A few years back the Hindustan Times had published online a series of articles about Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose under the headine: The Enigma of Subhash Chandra Bose (January 23, 1897 – ?) and this article is based on the information provided there.

In the section: KGB files reveal Subhash’s presence in USSR after air crash, Shali Ittaman has to say this:

There is proof in black and white locked in the high-security Paddolsk Military Archive. This is a military establishment of the erstwhile USSR and is located about 40 kilimeters from Moscow!

Alexander Kolesnikov is a person who was a Major General in the former Warsaw Pact countries’ military. He had the occassion to access these files in Paddolsk Military Archive in October 1996. He says that Josef Stalin in 1946, who was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and was heading his government’s cabinet, was actively considering various options available to his government to deal with Subhash Chandra Bose of India. The issue before the USSR government being considered by the cabinet was: “Should Subhash Chandra Bose be kept in Russia?”

Alexander Kolesnikov was a member of the Institute of Oriental Studies in Moscow in 1996 and under an Indo-Russian cultural agreement was permitted by the government to visit that high-security archive to conduct studies. As the Archive was a high-security establishment, he was not allowed by the officials there to copy the pages which dealt with the case of Subhash Chandra Bose or their file number and volume of the document where he found these startling facts.

Dr. Purabi Roy, a research scholer, was sent as a three-member group of Asiatic Society to Russia to study documents related to India in the then USSR from the period 1917 to 1947. As the Dr. Purabi Roy and his other team members were foreigners, they were not allowed to visit, look into documents and study them locked in the high-security establishment of Paddolsk Military Archive. Since this Indian study group was not permitted to visit there, Alexander Kolesnikov was assigned this task by the government of Russia. Alexander Kolesnikov conducted the study of those documents and reported his findings to the Indian delegation.

In 1996, an Indian Parliamentary delegation had gone to the Russian Federation and this delegation included late Shri Chitta Basu and Shri Jayant Roy of the Forward Block. During their meeting with Alexander Kolesnikov, he (Alexander Kolesnikov) gave a written report of his findings about the Netaji.

This Russian account of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose being not only alive after the much publicised air crash but present in the USSR is a thing which India must investigate with full force as a nation. The corrollary of its findings would change the course of this country.

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