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4Th Indian Division

Volume 389: debated on Thursday 20 May 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for India whether he will try to arrange for a contingent of officers and Men of the 4th Indian Division to be brought to this country so that a fitting tribute may be paid by the British people to them and to the Indian Army?

I am in full sympathy with the proposal made by the hon. and gallant Member and will certainly consider the matter in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War. It must, however, be realised that the question of bringing a contingent from an overseas theatre of operations to this country is dependent upon operational necessities.

Would it be possible to send a few of these men to America in order to show that country that there are other people in India besides Congress supporters?