Katju, in his characteristic style has tried to demean Bose again. He has asked, why Bose did not do anything post Japan's surrender. That apparently proves, according to great Katju, that Bose was nothing. Well, that shows one thing - that Katju also does not believe that Subhas Chandra Bose died in an aircrash. But then to answer his question - Its not too heard to surmise. The plane crash was concocted to allow Bose to escape. He intended to continue his struggle from Russia - that's for sure as per the evidences of all the ex INA men. The intelligence reports of CIA, Britain and France as unearthed so far proves that they did not believe in the air crash. Just after Subhas "died" or escaped to Manchuria from Dairen by Jeep as claimed by hermit Bhagwanji as well as evident from the unsubstantiated letters presented in Khosla Commission and the testimony of Shyamlal Jain, statement of Khurshed Naoraji etc. the INA trial began and the Nation exploded. Subhas was aware of the developments including that of Naval Revolt. He knew what he had predicted was coming true. There was every possibility of mutiny in the ranks of Indian army, Navy and Air Force and it did not need a leader anymore as Naval revolts showed. He was planning a comeback. British rule was over after Naval revolt. Auchinleck as a seasoned general had rightly surmised the situation and he let go the INA prisoners. But then Congress had a different plan, it betrayed Subhas. Nehru, Patel etc. were in a tearing hurry to get the power because of their fear that Subhas would come back and the entire Nation would be behind him, including the army. That was the primary reason of keeping INA men out of army. So every step was taken to block the reentry of Subhas, including categorizing him as a war criminal and entering into a Power Transfer agreement with the British to continue with Dominion Status for atleast three more years until India was ready with her Constitution. After Power Transfer there was no need for Subhas to raise an army to fight battles in India. Therefore he focused on liberating Asia by leading a guerrilla force from armies of Japan, Malaya, Indo China, Communist China etc. with arms left by the Japanese. The first casualty was the French block in Indo China. The colonial powers had to recede from all of Asia. Japan's slogan of Asia for Asians was vindicated. As per claims of Bhagwanji Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was even offered a secret deal by British Intelligence - of being the dictator of South East Asia in return for the "friendly" understanding to retain the Imperial control (something like a Dominion Status for Asia). This sounds fantastic - but again, if the null hypothesis is Bhagwanji was Netaji. then this statement carries some weight. If we debunk that theory then the question itself does not arise as to what Bose did or could have done post Japan's surrender. So if Bose was alive, he had intended to continue with the fight but Congress did not give him a chance. Therefore he focused on liberating Asia. Now that may sound preposterous to the section that does not believe in Bose's escape and treat the whole "Bhagwanji" episode as a conspiracy theory. Setting aside the fact that "Bhagwanji" episode is backed by sound documentary as well as forensic evidence, this is exactly what Bose would have done, knowing his stature as an Asian leader who was well respected by the leadership of almost all Asian Nations, including those that were British stooges. The situation was very fluid in 1946-47. British possibly engineered the assassination of Aung San in Burma who was close to Bose. Ho Chi Minh was fighting a tough battle with French backed by America. China was undergoing a civil war between the Communists and the Nationalists, with Communists under Mao retreating. Japan was decimated. Russia was spreading its tentacles and America was trying to establish its dominion - hegemony of the business interests by pitting the Asian powers against each other. Subhas was an enemy of Anglo American, so his natural ally would be Ho Chi Minh and Mao Tse Tung. Unthinkable happened in 1948-49 - the ascendance of Mao and Communist China. The Indo-Chin war in which French were finally defeated in 1954 but resulted in creation of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos and the Korean wars showed that increasingly China was asserting itself against American interest. And China needed military strategist and expert. Only one brain in Asia could have fulfilled that role. And that was the crux of Bhagwanji's assertion in his role in South East Asia's liberation (leaving aside the point of Bangladesh war for the time being - interestingly it has come out that all records pertaining to Bangladesh war had been destroyed by Indian Government in 1972 - why was that?).
Bhagwanji gave a vivid account of the Vietnam war history, just as a historian or a witness would do. He said, "America gave full support to France and also decided that if things went wrong, atom bomb would be dropped (on Indi China). In May 1954 France was decimated in Dien Bien Phu. England and Russia called for a Conference. Conference took place in Geneva and Italy. Indo China, Russia, Britain signed in the treaty. America remained as observer. The Indo Chin was split up into Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam (North and South). SEATO was formed in September. Mr. Diem lived in America, he was made the President of South Vietnam. Resistance was created in South against Diem's oppression on the Buddhists. America called China as an Asian power to share the area. Western power wants to make Asia as a territory for pilferage and plunder. Now stage has changed - Laos and Cambodia are under China and China Russia will back Ho Chi Minh. Then again the dice rolled, China and Russia tussled. Britain, America, Russia, China tried to roll the dice. The Resistance force in South is Viet Kong. America knows where China's installations are (pin point precise). Vietnam's few thousand defense personnel are taking training in Russia." (source: book Mahakal Kathan)