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British Forces, India

Volume 441: debated on Wednesday 6 August 1947

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46.

asked the Minister of Defence what will be the role of the British Forces who remain in India after 15th August during the next few months before they are finally withdrawn.

After 15th August, the Governments of India and Pakistan will be responsible for the maintenance of law and order in their respective territories. British troops will not be available to intervene in case of internal disorder, and will in fact have no operational responsibility.