Media Center Media Center

Commemoration of India's contribution to WW-I

A commemoration of the contributions of Armed Forces Personnel of the Commonwealth and the rest of the world in World War I took place at Highclere Castle on September 9, 2018. High Commissioner Mr. Y.K. Sinha attended this remembrance event organised by the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, and attended by the Chief of RAF and Ambassadors of other countries.

The Indian contribution to the war effort was widely acknowledged. In his address, High Commissioner highlighted the fact that a 1.4 million strong Indian Army fought valiantly during World War I while 2.5 million during the World War II. He also spoke of the immense sacrifices the people of India made during the course of the World Wars. High Commissioner also thanked the Earl and Lady Carnarvon for organising the kaleidoscopic event which included re-creation of a World War I hospital, battle trenches, and flying & static displays of aircrafts.

An exhibition in a double-decker bus was arranged by the High Commission and Golden Tours Foundation which showcased India’s contribution in World War I, including the screening of a special documentary, jointly produced by USI and MEA, in this regard.