India: Declassified

UK files on India highlight involvement in the bloody 1984 Amritsar raid and an assassination attempt against pro-independence leader, Subhas Chandra Bose, among other policies.


Prime Minister’s Office file on Amritsar Raid (Stop Deportations, 1984)

‘US embassy cables: UK presses Pakistan for “quick action” after Mumbai attacks; US says UK is “over-reacting” (US Embassy, Pakistan, 28 November 2008)

Tanks to India and Pakistan, 1967 (click here)


Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

‘British Raj analyzed pros and cons of “trying Netaji as war criminal”’ (Times of India, 23 January 2016)

‘Netaji files: UK seeks more time to decide on declassification’ (Indian Express, 4 October 2015)

‘Netaji files: Documents suggest US, UK believed Subhas Chandra Bose was alive in 1949’ (Indian Express, 17 September 2015)

‘Nehru Shared Information On Netaji With British MI5, Declassified Files Reveal’ (Huffington Post, 12 April 2015)

‘Documents reveal Nehru govt shared information on Netaji with Britain’s MI5’ (Times of India, 12 April 2015)

‘Documents reveal Nehru govt shared information on Netaji’s family with MI5’ (Hindustan Times, 12 April 2015)

‘New document shows the Intelligence Bureau informed the British spy agency about Subhas Chandra Bose family snooping’ (India Today, 12 April 2015)

‘Netaji’s Deputy, Nehru’s Aide was Soviet Spy: British Documents’ (Press Trust of India, 25 October 2014)

‘British “attempted to kill Bose”’ (BBC, 15 August 2005)


Amritsar Raid, 1984

I took the government to court to uncover Britain’s role in an Indian massacre‘ (Phil Miller, Vice news, 11 May 2018)

‘Files on Sikh massacre are withdrawn “to hide SAS role”’ (Times, 4 November 2016)

‘Did The SAS kill at Amritsar? Foreign Office hastily recalls files “detailing UK role” in notorious Indian army crackdown on Sikhs’ (Daily Mail, 4 November 2016)

‘British role in 1984 Amritsar massacre’ (WSWS, 4 February 2014)

‘RAW chief consulted MI6 in build-up to Operation Bluestar’ (The Hindu, 16 January 2014)

‘Margaret Thatcher gave full support over Golden Temple raid, letter shows’ (Guardian, 15 January 2014)

‘Revealed: SAS advised 1984 Amritsar raid’ (Phil Miller, Stop Deportations, 13 January 2014)


Thatcher, 1980s

‘Pro-Khalistan leader had predicted Indira’s assassination, reveal documents’ (Hindustan Times, 22 July 2016)

‘”Anti-UK feeling” hampered India’s purchase of Westland choppers’ (The Tribune, 20 February 2016)

‘Heroin Trade Strained India-Britain Relations In 1980s: Newly-Released UK Files’ (NDTV, 30 December 2015)

‘Thatcher wanted to prosecute Sikh who incited Indira’s killing’ (Deccan Herald, 16 July 2015)

‘Indira Gandhi told Thatcher: Stop Helping Lanka-Wanted Thatcher to use influence with JR-Declassified document bares details’ (Lankaweb, 23 January 2014)

‘Indira Gandhi asked Margaret Thatcher to stop helping Sri Lanka against LTTE’ (Indian Express, 22 January 2014)

‘Declassified documents spur debate on Indo-British ties’ (The Hindu, 17 January 2014)


‘IB played junior partner to MI5 well after 1947’ (Times of India, 12 April 2015)

‘WikiLeaks cables: Britain “over-reacted” in wake of Mumbai attacks’ (Guardian, 1 December 2010)



1 comment

  1. G S Atwal says:

    There are wikileaks cables related to the 1984 November Genocide of Sikhs discussed by British and American diplomats that reveal the knowledge of those events, that have never been acknowledged publicly.
    Those documents would be good in your archive also.

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