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“Hope the new year brings much joy and happiness to you and everyone close to you!” he wished Gandhi had been out of the country during New Year on some occasions in the past as well His last two trips abroad were much talked about His around two-month sabbatical after an AICC session in February this year to reflect upon the party’s debacle in Delhi elections and deliberate on a future course for Congress had led to BJP taking potshots at him There was a political controversy even over his September visit to Aspen US to attend a conference This is the first time that Gandhi has tweetedto make public his plan to travel abroad The party has not assigned any reason for his visit When the BJP raised questions about the Congress claim of Gandhi attending the conference in Aspen the Congress vice president’s office had uploaded photographs of the same on Twitter to counter the attack For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: April 21 2016 12:41 am Navy is the last of the three armed forces in the country to allow permanent commission to women (Source: Ministry of Defence/File) Top News The Navy has granted permanent commission to seven Short Service Commission (SSC) women officers who joined the service in 2008-09 In a statement the Navy said it is finalising the policy for women officers to serve on warships that have facilities for them The statement comes a day after The Indian Express reported that three retired women officers have already received letters asking them to appear for medical examinations after clearing which they will be reinstated in the Navy Share This Article Related Article “Recognising the importance of providing equal opportunities to women officers seven women officers from the SSC batch of the education branch and naval constructor cadre who joined in 2008-09 have been granted permanent commission” said the statement From next year women officers can choose to join as pilots of maritime reconnaissance planes as also in the Naval Armament Inspectorate cadre WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Hari Vasudevan | Updated: November 10 2017 8:45 am People take part in a parade to mark the Red October revolution’s centenary in Berlin Germany (Source: Reuters) Related News The hundredth anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia on November 7 is remembered as the starting point of the life of the defunct Soviet state the origin of forms of Communism that are in retreat the world over In the country in which the Revolution took place in Russia it is being downplayed since memories divide opinion In the countries of Eastern Europe the revolution is linked to the USSR which curbed their Independence for half a century While in states that had long associations with the Soviet Union such as India the Revolution marks economic connections with public enterprise planning and autarky that are unpopular as well as Cold War foreign policy that many would like to forget Still it is important to remember various aspects of the history of the Revolution itself the emancipatory and liberation urges it generated in its own time quite independent of the future Communism its leaders would evolve In a focus on all that would happen from the growth of Soviet Russia the character and consequences of the Revolution itself are ignored: Not only the way in which the February Revolution and fall of Russia’s autocracy and the October Revolution held together in an large Russian phenomenon generating debates in Russia itself; but also in the outcome of that phenomenon for Russia’s Eastern neighbourhood from Iran to Afghanistan India and China In this in India there is a strong tendency to downplay how the Revolution’s course marked the way in which the national movement gained momentum towards the build-up to the Non Cooperation Movement — drawing stimulus and support from the Revolution The tendency also downplays the remarkable ability of India’ s nationalist revolutionaries to draw in British India’s neighbourhood into it’s own manoeuvres Deeply nationalist in tenor the tendency understates the global factors that contributed to the achievements of Indian nationalism The centenary of the revolution is thus an occasion to subject this tendency to critical review In the case of India’s engagement with the October Revolution what happened was remarkable The events played out against the background of the First World War In the context of a global confrontation between the Entente powers (Britain France and Russia) and the Alliance powers (Germany Austria and Turkey) attempts were made by Indian revolutionaries of the Berlin Committee (associated with the revoutionaries Virendranath Chattopadhyay Har Dayal and others) to find a way for furthering their efforts for the liberation of India from British rule and establish a republic in colonial territory As a spin off the revolutionaries Mohammed Barkatullah Mahindra Pratap and Obaidullah Sindhi established a Provisional Government of India in Kabul with German assistance in 1916 This became a rallying point for opposition to British rule in India that looked to Ottoman Turkey’s reforms as a frame of reference The government generated a series of activities to generate endemic unrest in the North West Frontier in the region of Waziristan and the tribes who inhabited that area The Provisional Government of India repeatedly attempted to draw the Imperial Russian government into it’s efforts but with little success This continued to hold good even after the February Revolution although the war-inspired problems of autonomous territories in Central Asia (in the province of Turkestan and the Emirate of Bukhara) increasingly called such a position into question The October Revolution altered this state of affairs Its leaders were sympathetic to anti- colonial movements with Vladimir Ilyich Lenin the leader of the Bolshevik party that led the Revolution firmly asserting that support publicly in November 1917 Mahindra Pratap found encouragement in Petrograd in February 1918 on his way to Germany After Russia’s departure from the World War in March 1918 the Bolshevik regime found itself the target of “interventionist forces” focused on its downfall and willing to assist anti-Bolshevik elements in the territories of the former Russian Empire From it’s Indian armies Britain contributed to such intervention in the Caucasus and Turkmen country in Central Asia A firm link now cemented between Indian revolutionary nationalism and the Bolshevik regime By January 1919 a small group formed in Moscow to develop this connection under the leadership of an associate of Lenin and Virendranath Chattopadhyay — the Ukrainian socialist K M Troyanovsky This connection developed further under the influence of Mohammed Barkatullah who arrived as an unofficial emissary of the antI-British Afghan Emir Amanullah Khan After the somewhat inconclusive Third Anglo-Afghan War (May-June 1919) and the successes of Bolshevik forces in Central Asia under Frunze the network between Barkatullah and Bolshevism gained strength held together by radio communications between different towns and full scale participation of Barkatullah’s supporters in sustaining anti- British propaganda Indians became crucial intermediaries between Afghanistan and Russia in late 1919 when the Bolshevik emissaries N Z Bravin and Ya Suritz arrived in Kabul Full-blown Russian monetary and munitions support now flowed into tribal insurgencies in Waziristan in 1920 — insurgencies that British forces found difficult to contain The destabilization of the territory added to the impact of the Champaran and Rowlatt satyagrahas in British India where post-war unrest was becoming endemic Widespread acknowledgement existed in India of the “revolutionary” nature of the Bolshevik regime in Russia And while responses were negative and positive agreement existed that change of a radical nature was possible in world politics A further source of support to the link between Indian nationalist revolutionaries and the Bolshevik state seemed to be promised by the arrival in the summer of 1920 of tens of thousands of Muhajirs in Afghanstan on their way to support Turkey against the Entente powers Indian revolutionaries appeared on the podium of the Bolshevism international Congress of the “toilers of the east” at this time British authorities well understood this emerging threat in the context of the prevailing instability in India and mounted propaganda campaigns taking severe military and intelligence action on the North West frontier The public would see a profile of these activities later in the Peshawar Conspiracy cases of 1923 The implications of this gathering formation petered out partly as a result of the divisive consequence of the actions of MN Roy at Tashkent during October 1920 — April 1921 A decisive role though had been played by the Russian Revolution in the Indian freedom struggle by this time An overwhelming impression of possibilities of the imperial crisis had been generated — as well it’s emancipatory potential The material threat of the consequences had been put firmly on display Together they would be powerful inputs into the Khilafat and Non-Cooperation movements and the proper implementation of the Montague-Chelmsford reforms If looking back from the 21st century the Russian Revolution may occasionally seem to have led down paths whose value is disputed its many aspects and histories counsel against easy judgment India’s early encounter with the October Revolution was one of those occasions Hari Vasudevan is a specialist in Russian and European history and Indo-Russian relations UGC Emeritus Professor at the Department of History in Calcutta University as well as Director of the China Centre Calcutta University For all the latest Opinion News 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