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UN Chief honours sacrifice of Indian soldiers in WWI

UN Chief honours sacrifice of Indian soldiers in WWI
‘India, then part of the British Empire, provided more than one million men. More than 60,000 died in action, along with so many others from Africa, Asia and Europe. All too often, the histories ignore this enormous sacrifice,’ UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in his remarks at the event on Wednesday.

Ban along with President of the UN General Assembly Ambassador John Ashe released the 113-page book ‘Indian War Memorials of the First World War’ by Asoke Mukerji, Ambassador to the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, that contains?a brief overview of the many battlefields where Indian soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice.

The book provides details of the various war memorials across India,?Europe, West Asia and Africa that honour individual Indian soldiers who gave their lives in defending international peace and security during the great war.
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