Events : History

Talk on "Subhas Chandra Bose - The Strategic Planner With A Difference" by Mr. V Balachandran

Held on Thursday, 13th April, 2017 at 6.30 PM

Bangalore International Centre had arranged atalk on “Subhas Chandra Bose – The Strategic Planner With a Difference” by Mr. V Balachandran, Former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of Indiaon Thursday, 13thApril, 2017 at 6.30 PM. Prof. C P Ravindranathan, Former High Commissioner of India to Australia chaired and moderated the session.
Many critics in India and abroad fault Subhas Chandra Bose’s armed conflict with the British Empire as harebrained. Was it really so? Is it true that he undertook this daring step after the 1939 Tripuri Congress that left him no space for political action in India? Was it because of the Gandhian politics that forced his resignation from the Congress President-ship and consequent isolation? Or was it because of the oppressive British surveillance?

VappalaBalachandranwith a power point presentation defended that it was not so. On the contrary Bose was working on this plan very seriously even in 1934, more particularly after the 1941 “Treaty of Berlin” by Axis powers, which “divided” the world into Italian, German & Japanese “spheres” of influence thus bringing in a “New World Order”.

Much of the discussion veered around the life of Mr. Nambiar and the role he played on Bose’s strategic planning. It was stressed by both Mr. Balachandran and Prof. Ravindranathan that Nambiar played a huge role in India’s struggle for freedom.

Prof. Ravindranathan, chaired and moderated the session and handled the Q & A session with his rich experience.

The event was well attended.