15 October 2015
PM meets Netaji’s family members Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the family members of Nethaji at his residence in New Delhi on Wednesday. This meeting has gained the ability to pass a resolution to put a full stop to the secret of Nethaji’s sudden disappearance on August 18th, 1945, while the government has till now maintained that Netaji died in a plane crash in Taiwan on the same day. The first round of declassification or files will take place on 23rd of January in 2016 in the occasion of Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary.
After this meeting, PM also tweeted that “will also request foreign Governments to declassify files on Netaji available with them. Shall begin this with Russia in December”. There has been many theories and speculations put forward by Nethaji’s family members and friends about what happened to Netaji. While some claim that he survived and spent several years in a Russian prison, others say he came back to India after a few years and led a secret life. Earlier, the Congress government claimed that declassification of Netaji files will hamper India's relations with few foreign countries and hence wanted to maintain the confidentiality.