British PM orders probe into Labour MP's claim that UK helped Indira Gandhi plan Operation Bluestar

PUBLISHED ON: January 14, 2014 | Duration: 2 min, 59 sec

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The British government is looking into allegations that Margaret Thatcher's administration secretly helped Indira Gandhi plan the storming of the Golden Temple in 1984, a highly controversial move in which over 1,000 people were killed after troops entered Sikhism's holiest shrine to flush out militants holed up there. Five months later, in retaliation, Mrs Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards.

British Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered his Cabinet Secretary to establish the facts after a Labour law-maker, Tom Watson, said that documents he has seen suggest that "Margaret Thatcher made a decision in secret without telling the British parliament to provide military planning support to the government of India in the build-up to the raid on the Golden Temple."
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