India and the Forgotten War

It has taken a century for Britain and India to commemorate more than 70,000 Indian troops who died fighting in World War I and it has taken India over 60 years to decide fully to mark the fallen in that and later wars. More than 1.4 million Indian volunteers served in Europe, Africa and elsewhere between 1914 and 1918 in what has become known as “India’s Forgotten War.” They were scarcely mentioned by either side during the 50th anniversary in 1964.

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