Tributes paid to WW1 Indian soldiers at ceremony in Delhi

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  1. AVERAGE INDIAN

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    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon lays a wreath at the ceremony in Delhi. Credit: ITV News

    The considerable contribution of Indian solders to the First World War has been marked in India today.

    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon was among those paying tribute to the soldiers at a ceremony at the British High Commission in Delhi.

    More than a million Indian troops, all signed up voluntarily, fought for the British Empire with 70,000 killed during the conflict.

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    More than a million Indian troops fought for the British Empire. Credit: Imperial War Museum

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    VC holder Darwan Singh Negi. Credit: ITV News

    Darwan Singh Negi, of the 1st Battalion, 39th Garhwal Rifles, was among those awarded a Victoria Cross for charging German trenches despite being badly wounded.

    His son Balbir Singh Negi said: "He saw a lot of blood. He saw a lot of killing. He went through a very hard life. He was a completely changed man after the war."

    ITV News' Paul Davies reports:

    Tributes paid to WW1 Indian soldiers at ceremony in Delhi - ITV News
     
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    Good to see the british at least have not forgotten about the men who fought for them in their wars.
    At the same time this should be another wake up call for our government to build a world class national war memorial in the center of Delhi.
     
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