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Subhas Chandra Bose – The Strategic Planner With A Difference. A Talk

April 9, 2017

Subhas Chandra Bose – The Strategic Planner With A Difference. A Talk
By Mr. V Balachandran
Former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India

Chair and Moderator
Prof. C P Ravindranathan
Former High Commissioner of India to Australia
Hon. Professor, Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship

Organised by
Bangalore International Centre
(A TERI Initiative)

About the topic
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?

Vappala Balachandran argues 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”.


Mr. V Balachandran
Vappala Balachandran, a former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, served 17 years in Maharashtra Police and 19 years in Cabinet Secretariat.

After his retirement he wrote several papers for the Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington D. C for their “Regional Voices” security project.

He was a member of the 2 man “High Level Committee” appointed by the Government of Maharashtra to enquire into the police response during the Mumbai November 26, 2008 terror attacks.

Mr Balachandran has addressed several international conferences on security organized by the Stimson Center, George Mason University (USA), Oxford University, Governor of Hawaii (Asia-Pacific Homeland Security Summit) and Singapore Home Ministry.

In 2013, the Government of Karnataka invited him to be the lead speaker at a 3-day international seminar on “Best International Practices in Building Resilient Cities” (Bangalore 5-7 August, 2013).

He has written over 500 op-ed columns on security, foreign policy and intelligence issues in Indian mainstream dailies and periodicals, in addition to two books “ National Security & Intelligence Management-A new Paradigm”( 2014) and “A Life in Shadow- the Secret Story of ACN Nambiar, a forgotten anti-colonial warrior”(2016).

Prof. C P Ravidranathan
Prof. Ravindranathan has served in several positions in Indian Foreign Service from 1965 to 2000, including as Indian High Commissioner to Australia from 1999 to 2000. Prior to that, he had held several prestigious assignments, such as India’s High Commissioner to Fiji, Joint Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, India’s Ambassador to Algeria, Ireland and Philippines and as Consul General of India, Sidney.

Presently he is a Hon. Professor at Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship.

Talk on Thursday | 13th April 2017 | 6.30 PM

Bangalore International Centre
TERI Complex,
4th Main, 2nd Cross,
Domlur II Stage,
Bengaluru – 560 071

RSVP: 98865 99675

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