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Major General A.D Loganthan (12 April 1888-9 March 1949) was an officer of the Indian National Army and a minister in the Azad Hind Government as a representative of the INA who also served briefly as the Azad Hind Governor for the Andaman islands.

Loganathan attended the RBNAM School and subsequently at the Central College in Bangalore before enrolling as a student of medicine in the Madras Medical College and later training in London. As a doctor, Loganathan served as a doctor with the British Indian Army during World War I, subsequently being stationed in a number of different places over the subcontinent.

During World War II, Loganthan joined the Indian National Army following the fall of Singapore and joined the Azad Hind Government under Subhas Chandra Bose. He was also appointed the Governor of the Andamans and Nicobar Islands during its brief occupation during World War II when it was transferred to Azad Hind authority from the Japanese Navy. Bad health and severe differences with the Japanese Forces of Occupation led ultimately to an enraged Loganathan relinquishing authority and returning Burma. Later, towards the end of the successful Allied Burma Campaign, Maj General Loganthan was appointed the G.O.C of the Indian National Army's Burma Command as the Azad Hind Government withdrew from Rangoon. Without a regular police force or security forces, his troops, an INA Contingent 6,000 strong INA contingent formally surrendered to released British PoWs held in the city and manned the Burmese Capital, successfully maintaining law and order between 24 April and 4 May 1945.

Major General Loganthan was later repatriated to India and held at the Red Fort as preparations for were made to try the men of the Indian National Army for treason. He returned to his family in Bangalore in 1946 after the completion of the trials. He declined a diplomatic assignment to New Zealand under the Nehru Government due to failing health.




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