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The Tokyo Cadets or the Tokyo Boys, was the name given to the group of forty five youth recruits of the Indian National Army [1] who were sent to the Imperial Japanese Army Academy or Imperial Japanese Army Air Force Academy to train as fighter pilots in 1944 by Subhas Chandra Bose. [2] [3] The cadets were captured as prisoners of war after Japan surrendered, but were released in 1946 after the end of the INA trials. The cadets became officers in the Indian forces, Burma Navy, Pakistan forces, and private pilots. [3] [4] Some of them became general officers. [4] [5]


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  2. p.176, Ayer
  3. 1 2 "【ボースの遺骨を守って】もう一つの日印交流(5)東京ボイーズ". Sankeishinbun. 12 October 2009. Archived from the original on 15 October 2009. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  4. 1 2 "The list of the Tokyo Cadets". Subhas Chandre Bose Academy (in Japanese). Yorozubampo. 28 August 1992. Archived from the original on 29 August 2009. Retrieved 31 October 2009.
  5. Patnaik, Lalmohan (28 February 2008). "Soft mail with hard coating - Netaji's letter to INA cadets to be on display". Telegraph India.


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