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British Sikh jailed for attack on retired Indian general

A Sikh man was jailed for 10 years in Britain on Friday for slashing the neck of the Indian general who oversaw the 1984 Amritsar Golden Temple assault. Retired lieutenant general Kuldip Singh Brar, 78, was attacked as he walked through the West End district of London with his wife Meena in September 2012. Lakhbir Singh, 26, was the fifth man to be sentenced for the attack after being convicted for grievous bodily harm with intent at Southwark Crown Court in London. A gang of three men and a woman were jailed in December for their role in the attack.

Britain reveals it advised India on 1984 Golden Temple assault

By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Britain secretly helped India plan a deadly assault on Sikh separatists holed up in the Golden Temple at Amritsar in 1984, the government said on Tuesday, saying London's influence was limited and there was therefore no need for an apology.

Britain says it advised India on 1984 Golden Temple attack

LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Tuesday an official investigation had shown Britain did advise India on planning a deadly attack against Sikh separatists in the Golden Temple at Amritsar in 1984, but said its advice had limited impact. Prime Minister David Cameron ordered a review into the matter last month after newly released official papers suggested that Margaret Thatcher, then prime minister, had sent an officer from the elite SAS special air service to advise the Indians on the raid.

UK role in India Golden Temple assault 'very limited'

British military advice had a "very limited" impact on India's 1984 Amritsar Golden Temple assault that left 500 dead, a government investigation found on Tuesday. Foreign Secretary William Hague told parliament that the probe, ordered after newly-released documents revealed an elite British officer had advised New Delhi on plans for the raid, had concluded that the British advice had "limited impact on the tragic events that unfolded at the temple three months later". kjl/gj/cc

British Sikh MP pleads for Golden Temple truth

Britain's only Sikh lawmaker on Thursday told his fellow members of parliament that Sikhs wanted the full truth about London's involvement in India's 1984 Golden Temple assault. However, Conservative MP Paul Uppal urged lawmakers to stop trying to politicise the row over what happened 30 years ago on late Conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher's watch. Current Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered an investigation by Britain's most senior civil servant to establish the facts, and has pledged to make the results public.

Britain says no evidence yet of SAS role in Golden Temple attack

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he had not so far seen any evidence that the government of Margaret Thatcher had helped India plan a deadly attack against Sikh separatists in the Golden Temple at Amritsar in 1984. Cameron ordered a review into the matter after newly released official papers suggested that Thatcher, then prime minister, had sent an officer in Britain's elite SAS special air service to advise the Indians on the raid.

UK probes role in India's Golden Temple assault plans

London said Tuesday it would investigate its involvement in India's 1984 Amritsar Golden Temple assault after previously top secret documents showed British elite forces played an advisory role. Newly declassified government letters show New Delhi had requested British advice over a plan to flush out militants who had occupied the Golden Temple in Amritsar, northwest India -- considered Sikhdom's holiest shrine.

Sikh gang jailed for London attack on Indian general

Four members of a Sikh gang which slashed the throat of the Indian general who oversaw the 1984 Amritsar Golden Temple assault were jailed by a British judge on Tuesday. Retired lieutenant general Kuldip Singh Brar, who is in his late 70s, was attacked as he walked through London's West End entertainment district with his wife Meena on September 30 last year. Two men and a woman were found guilty of wounding with intent to cause Brar grievous bodily harm at a two-week trial in July. A third man had admitted the charge in January.

Indian general slashed in Amritsar 'revenge' attack: UK court

The Indian general who commanded the bloody 1984 Amritsar Golden Temple assault had his throat slashed in a deliberate revenge attack by a Sikh gang in London, a court heard Tuesday. Retired lieutenant general Kuldip Singh Brar, 78, the commander of Operation Blue Star, was ambushed by a gang of four men on September 30, Southwark Crown Court was told. Two men, Mandeep Singh Sandhu, 34, and Dilbag Singh, 37, and one woman, Harjit Kaur, 39, have pleaded not guilty to wounding with intent.

Indian general slashed in Amritsar 'revenge' attack: UK court

The Indian general who commanded the 1984 Amritsar Golden Temple assault had his throat slashed in a deliberate revenge attack by a Sikh gang, a London court heard Tuesday. Retired lieutenant general Kuldip Singh Brar, 78, the commander of Operation Blue Star, was ambushed by a gang of four men, Southwark Crown Court was told. He was slashed across the neck as he walked with his wife near London's main shopping thoroughfare Oxford Street on September 30 last year during a holiday visit.
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