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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