Indian soldiers honored by America at war memorial



By NewsGram Staff Writer

On Tuesday, 85,000 Indian soldiers, who sacrificed their lives fighting the Axis powers, were honored by the US government at a memorial of the victims of World War II. US officials also expressed their views on the current dreadful scenarios being faced by the world in the form of terrorism.

India’s Deputy Permanent Representative, Bhagwant S. Bishnoi, at the General Assembly commemoration said, “India has been a land of warriors since its inception, and holds a philosophy that good always rules evil which has also guided their code of warrior.”

“The number of Indians, who joined the armed forces was 2.5 million, is the largest volunteer force ever raised in history”, he further added.

The massive threat to peace nowadays is the formation of new emerging terrorist organizations with an aim of promoting terrorism and fetching global attention.

Terrorism is a global phenomenon that can only be defeated by the global actions.

Highlighting the contribution of Indian soldiers in World War II, Bishnoi also focused on the role of Indian women who left their homes with a motive to safeguard people and acted as nurses and joined the Women’s Auxiliary Corps.

The Indian Women’s Auxiliary Corps was formed in 1942, and over 11,500 women had volunteered to serve in it.

“During the evacuation of Myanmar–then called Burma–Indian women often stayed at their posts and continued to send vital messages over the telegraph lines to help ensure the escape of as many civilians as possible. Many died and many were captured to endure terrible hardship and deprivation in prisoner-of-war camps,” he concluded.