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British Bias and Discrimination in grant of Victoria Cross took 57 years to end

FIRST INDIANS RECOMMENDED FOR VICTORIA CROSS WERE 10 TROOPERS FROM 3RD BOMBAY NATIVE LIGHT CAVALRY ON 9 DECEMBER 1856 BUT BIAS AND RACISM MADE INDIANS ELIGIBLE ONLY IN 1911-POST PARTITION THIS GAVE RISE TO A MYTH IN PAKISTAN THAT PERHAPS PEOPLE INHABITING PAKISTAN WERE BRAVER THAN OTHER INDIANS – A MYTH DESTROYED AT VALTOHA AND ASSAL UTTAR IN 1965 ! MAJOR A.H AMIN (RETIRED)

Outram a great lover of India and Indians recommended 10 persons of  3rd  Bombay Native Light Cavalry Regiment for the Victoria Cross, but it was given only to Lieutenant A.T. Moore and Lieutenant J.G. Malcolmson. Rashire Fort an old Dutch fort was assaulted and captured on 9 December 1856. It was here that first Victoria Cross in English  East India Companys history was awarded to Captain J.A Wood of the private 20th Bombay Native Infantry battalion of the English East India Companys army.An Indian native officer known as JCO of same unit and an Indian soldier again same unit were also recommended for VC but not granted the honour as British racism of that time did not allow Indians to receive a VC at that time.Note that the VC had been instituted in 1856. Brigadier J. Stopford was killed in the assault on Rashire Fort –Major A.H Amin (Retired) How Iran was Defeated by a Private English Company and Afghanistan saved

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British Bias and Discrimination in grant of Victoria Cross took 57 years to end

  1. 1. FIRST INDIANS RECOMMENDED FOR VICTORIA CROSS WERE 10 TROOPERS FROM 3RD BOMBAY NATIVE LIGHT CAVALRY ON 9 DECEMBER 1856 BUT BIAS AND RACISM MADE INDIANS ELIGIBLE ONLY IN 1913 Outram a great lover of India and Indians recommended 10 persons of 3rd Bombay Native Light Cavalry Regiment for the Victoria Cross, but it was given only to Lieutenant A.T. Moore and Lieutenant J.G. Malcolmson. Rashire Fort an old Dutch fort was assaulted and captured on 9 December 1856. It was here that first Victoria Cross in English East India Companys history was awarded to Captain J.A Wood of the private 20th Bombay Native Infantry battalion of the English East India Companys army.An Indian native officer known as JCO of same unit and an Indian soldier again same unit were also recommended for VC but not granted the honour as British racism of that time did not allow Indians to receive a VC at that time.Note that the VC had been instituted in 1856. Brigadier J. Stopford was killed in the assault on Rashire Fort – Major A.H Amin (Retired) How Iran was Defeated by a Private English Company and Afghanistan saved

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FIRST INDIANS RECOMMENDED FOR VICTORIA CROSS WERE 10 TROOPERS FROM 3RD BOMBAY NATIVE LIGHT CAVALRY ON 9 DECEMBER 1856 BUT BIAS AND RACISM MADE INDIANS ELIGIBLE ONLY IN 1911-POST PARTITION THIS GAVE RISE TO A MYTH IN PAKISTAN THAT PERHAPS PEOPLE INHABITING PAKISTAN WERE BRAVER THAN OTHER INDIANS – A MYTH DESTROYED AT VALTOHA AND ASSAL UTTAR IN 1965 ! MAJOR A.H AMIN (RETIRED) Outram a great lover of India and Indians recommended 10 persons of  3rd  Bombay Native Light Cavalry Regiment for the Victoria Cross, but it was given only to Lieutenant A.T. Moore and Lieutenant J.G. Malcolmson. Rashire Fort an old Dutch fort was assaulted and captured on 9 December 1856. It was here that first Victoria Cross in English  East India Companys history was awarded to Captain J.A Wood of the private 20th Bombay Native Infantry battalion of the English East India Companys army.An Indian native officer known as JCO of same unit and an Indian soldier again same unit were also recommended for VC but not granted the honour as British racism of that time did not allow Indians to receive a VC at that time.Note that the VC had been instituted in 1856. Brigadier J. Stopford was killed in the assault on Rashire Fort –Major A.H Amin (Retired) How Iran was Defeated by a Private English Company and Afghanistan saved

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