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February 3, 2019

France: New statue commemorates role of Indian soldiers in WWI

A new statue commemorating the role of Indian soldiers in World War I was unveiled in the town of Laventie in France today to mark Armistice […]
February 3, 2019

French bronze statue stuck in red tape, money woes

AMRITSAR: Administrative delays and fund crunch have led to the postponement of installation of a 12-tonne bronze statue constructed in the memory of the unsung Indian heroes of […]
February 3, 2019

France unveils bronze statue commemorating role of Indian soldiers in World War I

A statue commemorating the role of Indian soldiers in World War I was unveiled on November 11, 2018 in the town of Laventie, France to mark […]
February 3, 2019

Vice President inaugurates Indian War Memorial in France

A statue commemorating the role of Indian soldiers in World War I was unveiled on November 11, 2018 in the town of Laventie, France to mark […]

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.

Your support would be a noble gesture that would leave an everlasting imprint in history and a humble tribute to the gallant sacrifice of the Indian soldier in the First World War.

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