In memo­riam

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11 No­vem­ber marks the cen­te­nary of the Ar­mistice that brought an end to the bru­tal­i­ties of World War I. More than 1.4 mil­lion In­di­ans were re­cruited by the Bri­tish empire as com­bat­ants and non-com­bat­ants in World War I. More than 50,000 were killed. Com­mem­o­rated as Re­mem­brance Sun­day, the oc­ca­sion is set to see ma­jor events coun­try­wide. A re­mem­brance ser­vice will be held at the Delhi War Ceme­tery, which con­tains the graves of the ca­su­al­ties of the two world wars. In Mum­bai, at the Afghan Church, a memo­rial to the sol­diers who died in the First Afghan War, vis­i­tors can lis­ten to Sikh pipers and war po­etry.

Over­seas, a memo­rial for the In­dian Armed Forces will be in­au­gu­rated on 10 No­vem­ber in the French vil­lage of Villers-guis­lain, close to which the Bat­tle of Cam­brai took place be­tween the Ger­man and Bri­tish forces. —BF

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