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Netaji - Death In A 1945 Plane Crash

Thu May 18, 2006 9:26 am

Please clarify the issues here - Netaji did not die in a 1945 plane crash? who was he - can one of the Indian members please respond? The Indian government apparently disagrees with the findings
 
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RE: Netaji - Death In A 1945 Plane Crash

Thu May 18, 2006 9:32 am

Quoting Nwafflyer (Thread starter):

Netaji is his title, which means "Leader". His full name is Subhash Chandra Bose. He was a great Indian freedom fighter and contemprary of Gandhi. But, unlike the latter he lead a military campaign against the British with the help of the then Axis of Evil (Nazi, Japan and Italy). He founded his Indian National Army (INA) in Singapore and lead crusade via Burma (now Mynmar). His plans hit a road block with the defeat of Axis in WWII. He was reported to have died in plane crash in fart east, but doubts have been cast on this theory ever since. His last remains are kept in a Temple in Tokyo, but is not claimed by the Indian Government due to this controversy.

This should be informative

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Bose was believed to have died in a plane crash over Taiwan, while flying to Tokyo in August 1945. However, his body was never recovered, and theories concerning his possible survival abound. One such claim is that Bose actually died in Siberia, while in Soviet captivity. Several committees were set up by the government of India to probe into this matter.

Source:Wikipedia

I am sure you are referring this with regards to recent commission report that he didn't die in plane crash in 1945. Interesting man he was and is almost a cult figure in India. Especially the younger generation likes him over Gandhi.

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RE: Netaji - Death In A 1945 Plane Crash

Thu May 18, 2006 10:06 am

thank you for the response - I had never heard of him, and I am also very interested in the history of India - airlines, and people too -- I did not realize there was an issue over a World War II Indian hero
 
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RE: Netaji - Death In A 1945 Plane Crash

Thu May 18, 2006 8:58 pm


With Gandhi in 1938

His Thinking was different from that of Gandhi....Although both wanted Freedom for the Country.The methods used were varied.
Some POWs in Japanese camps were asked to Join up the INA [Indian National Army] during WW2.
I guess this is one controversy that never ended.

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RE: Netaji - Death In A 1945 Plane Crash

Fri May 19, 2006 3:43 am

Quoting Aseem (Reply 1):
But, unlike the latter he lead a military campaign against the British with the help of the then Axis of Evil (Nazi, Japan and Italy)

The funny thing is that Indians fought on opposite sides in South East Asia during WWII, with the Allies and against the allies with the Axis powers.

Quoting Aseem (Reply 1):
He was reported to have died in plane crash in fart east,

Assem, I wish you would with hold your comments about the dieting habits of fellow Asians considering that this is a non-political forum. Big grin

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RE: Netaji - Death In A 1945 Plane Crash

Fri May 19, 2006 4:08 am

Those who were with Netaji during the said crash have said that he was injured, but not dead. So there may be something to the Russia - Siberia theory.

India's first Prime Minister Nehru and his Congress party were not exactly friendly with Netaji. And the conspiracy theory folks think that Netaji may have been left to die in Russia after India's independence due to pressure from Indian govt led by Nehru and Co. Since Nehru dynasty was very close to then USSR, some think that Russians have destroyed all evidence decades ago. So nothing related to Netaji was found in USSR documents that were unclassified after the end of cold war.

Other theory says that Netaji returned to India in disguise, but was disgusted with how govt is run by Nehru and co and died as a swami somewhere in Himalayas.

Netaji controversy raises its head periodically with sightings etc - I guess kinda India's Elvis  Smile
 
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RE: Netaji - Death In A 1945 Plane Crash

Fri May 19, 2006 6:05 am

Netaji is considered a hero by many, especially in his home state of Bengal. Kolkata's airport was renamed Netaji Subash Chandra Bose International Airport in the 1990s.
 
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RE: Netaji - Death In A 1945 Plane Crash

Fri May 19, 2006 6:11 pm

Quoting Feroze (Reply 6):
Netaji is considered a hero by many, especially in his home state of Bengal. Kolkata's airport was renamed Netaji Subash Chandra Bose International Airport in the 1990s

I completely agree with you and i feel very proud as i share my birthday with MOTHER INDIA'S bravest and most humble sons
 
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RE: Netaji - Death In A 1945 Plane Crash

Fri May 19, 2006 6:41 pm

Still considered by many to be a Hero of the Freedom Struggle.
Recently there was a Movie Made on him.


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RE: Netaji - Death In A 1945 Plane Crash

Sat May 20, 2006 1:19 am

I don't understand what this topic is doing in the aviation forum. Apart from him dying in a plane crash (of which there is no proof) and an airport named after him, the link with aviation ends there.

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 7):
I completely agree with you and i feel very proud as i share my birthday with MOTHER INDIA'S bravest and most humble sons

Please do not use the aviation forum to air political views.


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RE: Netaji - Death In A 1945 Plane Crash

Sat May 20, 2006 2:26 am

Quoting Sunandan (Reply 9):
Please do not use the aviation forum to air political views.

Although there is some merit in what you say, the thread starter wanted to know the history behind the plane crash and the person victim of it. As long as Mods don't any problem I see no reason why we should stop discussing. Just my  twocents 
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RE: Netaji - Death In A 1945 Plane Crash

Sat May 20, 2006 9:24 am

Heh, Iwrote a thesis on SCB and the INA. Thank god he never came back to India, he was a nasty piece of work. While I respect his commitment to fighting for freedom, his idea of Indian freedom wouldn't be mine (he hoped to become a dictator, combining communism and fascism) At the best, he might have been an Indian Franco, at the worst, an Indian Pol Pot
 
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RE: Netaji - Death In A 1945 Plane Crash

Sat May 20, 2006 9:43 am

Quoting Lutfi (Reply 11):

as much as I am fan of him, I'd seriously doubt India would have been that big in size had he brought independence instead of Gandhi. There is a limit to which you can gain ground militarily. Moreover, he would have set wrong precedence that any dispute can be settled by military campaign. Its a common knowledge that India solved many of its post-independence insurgencies by political means. That is all because of example in the form of Gandhi. In spite of all this Bose will continue to intrigue generations to come.
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RE: Netaji - Death In A 1945 Plane Crash

Sun May 21, 2006 7:30 pm

Any links to the Aircraft in concern.
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