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UK says it advised India on Bluestar

London, UK: The British government has confirmed the authenticity of official documents of 1984 that say a Special Services (SAS) adviser was sent to New Delhi to offer military advice before the storming of the Golden Temple that year. But UK Foreign Secretary William Hague told parliament in London that the advice was “purely advisory” and given months in advance ...

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Whitehall probe into Thatcher role in 1984 Amritsar massacre ‘too narrow’, say Sikh groups.

UK: By Christopher Hope, Senior Political Correspondent Sikh groups have criticised the scope of a Whitehall review into whether British SAS soldiers were involved in the 1984 Amritsar massacre. They are concerned that the review only covered any British complicity in the first part of 1984 – not in the latter half of the year at the time of the ...

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Indira Gandhi considered secret commando raid before Operation Bluestar

New Delhi: Months before Prime Minister Indira Gandhi sent the Indian Army into the Golden Temple in 1984, she considered a covert commando raid to apprehend radical Sikh leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. Investigations by India Today into the recently declassified Margaret Thatcherer’s documents in the United Kingdom, revealed a raid that was planned by Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) to ...

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Shining Golden Temple interiors soon

Amritsar, Punjab: The restoration work on the interiors of the sanctum sanctorum at the Golden Temple has gained momentum and has also started showing some positive outcome. At present, the focus is on preserving the wall paintings on the first floor of the sanctum sanctorum and a team of seven experts is on the job. They have cleaned up a part ...

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Sikh hard hat move ‘to buy silence over 1984 Amritsar massacre

Amritsar, Punjab: Sikhs will be able to swap hard hats for turbans at work – one group hinted it’s a sweetener to head off anger over alleged involvement of Thatcher’s Government. Ministers stand accused of offering “sweeteners” to the Sikh community to head off anger over alleged British involvement in the Amritsar massacre. The Department for Work and Pensions is ...

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