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Indian Army

Volume 414: debated on Monday 15 October 1945

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for India how many Indian troops are being employed to maintain order in all non-British Far Eastern colonies.

According to latest reports ten battalions of Indian troops are among those serving in non-British Far Eastern Colonies. Of these troops approximately 25 per cent. are Gurkhas.

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether officers serving with Indian troops in the Indian Army at the time of the Singapore capitulation, in 1942, will get Indian or Imperial rates of pay for the period of their imprisonment by the Japanese.

All officers serving with Indian troops, whether they belonged to the Indian Army or were attached from the British Service, have received Indian rates of pay during their captivity by the Japanese.