India's role in the First War has always been downplayed and under-documented for a number of reasons. India did not gain freedom till the Second Great War making the First a distant memory. Since there was no Indian nation yet, any forces sent from the subcontinent tended to be Empire soldiers or soldiers of princely states - both notions making them somewhat less than Indian for later commentators.


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EVENTS

Previous Exhibiton - 2015

With a view to honour them and make their souls rest in peace, a big event was organized on 30 August 2015 in the city of Richebourg at the Neuve-Chapelle monument.

Upcoming Exhibition - 2018

Inauguration of first statue by IFSC at: 1 Place du 8 Mai, 62840 Laventie, France - 11 Nov 2018 at 11:11:11 hours
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December 3, 2018

World leaders mark WWI centenary in Paris, bronze statue commemorating valour of Indian soldiers unveiled

A new statue commemorating the role of Indian soldiers in World War I was unveiled in the town of Laventie in France on Sunday to mark […]
November 16, 2018

Laventie Inauguration d’une stèle et lâcher de pigeons, les commémorations s’annoncent émouvantes

La commémoration de l’Armistice de 1918 sera marquée samedi et dimanche par l’inauguration d’une stèle et un lâcher de pigeons. De nombreuses personnalités feront aussi le […]
November 14, 2018

New Memorials In France Honour Indian Soldiers Who Fought World War I

The unveiling today sets the ball rolling for a series of events planned by IFSC to honour the memory of thousands of Indian soldiers, who largely […]
November 14, 2018

Two Statues Unveiled in France to Honor Indian Soldiers of WWI

The Inter-Faith Shaheedi Commemoration Association (IFSC) has plans for several statues across France. By Little India Desk | November 12, 2018 Two statues have been unveiled […]

India’s role in the First War has always been downplayed and under-documented for a number of reasons. India did not gain freedom till the Second Great War making the First a distant memory. Since there was no Indian nation yet, any forces sent from the subcontinent tended to be Empire soldiers or soldiers of princely states – both notions making them somewhat less than Indian for later commentators.

The First World War is a relatively unnoticed event in an otherwise historic timeline of Indian events. This colossal effort in the most difficult circumstance is not entirely forgotten nor actively remembered and needs to be portrayed in the correct perspective globally and in India.

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