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Britain admits giving advice to India in '84 Golden Temple raid

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By The Associated Press
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, 5:45 p.m.
 

LONDON — Britain has acknowledged advising the Indian government before its 1984 raid on the Golden Temple in Amritsar, an admission that links the U.K. — India's former colonial master — with one of the bloodiest episodes in the subcontinent's recent history.

Foreign Secretary William Hague told Parliament on Tuesday that British military advice was “purely advisory” and had only a “limited impact” on the operation.

The storming of the Golden Temple in Amritsar was one of the most contentious episodes in the Indian government's battle against Sikh separatists.

 

 
 


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