• Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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UK plans new fund for Indian soldiers who fought in World Wars

By: Sarwar Alam

The UK government has unveiled plans to offer support to Indian soldiers who fought for Britain during the two World Wars but lost out on pensions and other benefits accrued to British armed forces personnel at the time. UK International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said the government is keen to rectify the injustice faced by Indian and other Commonwealth war veterans, many of whose families are now living in harsh conditions in their countries of origin. “These veterans were cast off, not taken care of and not given pensions and looked after. There are about 8,500 of these individuals and…

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