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Indian National Army and the Sikh Soldiers - Forgotten Heroes or Traitors | Original Article

Nishtha Tripathi*, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


The Indian Independence League and the Indian National Army (INA) nationalist myth (IIL). Few historians explore the motivations behind the British Indian Army troops' decision to join the INA as well as how confinement and the strains of war affected their choices. It is a whitewash of history and a disregard for the complexities of a complicated historical issue to dismiss the many reasons why people joined the INA and the IIL. Despite the Sikh community's extensive cooperation with the colonial authorities, the Shiromani Akali Dal received nothing on the eve of the British departure in 1947 whereas the All-India Muslim League and the Indian National Congress both obtained Pakistan and India. As a result of the division of the Indian subcontinent, the Sikh community's demands for a distinct Sikh state and the addition of further regions to this state were unsuccessful. The Akali leadership's choice to join India enslaved their group to a massive majority in which they made up barely 1.