Tokyo Conference: March, 1942
By this time, Ras Bihari Bose had established himself in East and in March 1942, he convened a conference in Tokyo. The outcome of this conference was the new face of “Indian Independence League”, the organization which was originally founded in 1928, by Rash Bihari Bose and Jawaharlal Nehru. The decision was taken to form the Indian National Army for the liberation of India. A Council of action was created and Ras Bihari Bose became its president. Mohan Singh was the commander in chief of the proposed Indian National Army. However, Mohan Singh was later arrested.
But the Indians had difference with Ras Bihari’s idea of Indian liberation with the Japanese help and were actually worried about the vested Japanese interests. The result was that nothing substantial came out and the conference agreed to meet again in Bangkok at some future date. In April 1942, Ras Bihari and the Indian delegation returned to Singapore.