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India's forgotten World War I heroes

Despite over 1.3 million Indians fighting for the British empire, India's contribution has been largely forgotten.

Last updated: 15 Aug 2014 12:13
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In the centenary year of the Great War, historians are paying homage to India's contribution to the British war effort.

Despite over 1.3 million Indians fighting for the British empire, the former colony's contribution has been largely forgotten in the West and also in India.

Al Jazeera's Faiz Jamil reports from New Delhi.

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