Hague to detail Amritsar massacre review findings

A government review into whether the SAS was involved in the 1984 Amritsar massacre will be published today amid criticism from Sikh groups that it is too narrowly focused.

Pilgrims sit at the edge of the moat surrounding the Golden Temple of Amritsar. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Archive

Foreign Secretary William Hague is expected to make a statement to MPs setting out the findings.

David Cameron ordered the probe after documents disclosed under the 30-year rule suggested that a British officer helped the Indian authorities with plans to remove Sikh separatists from the city's Golden Temple.

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UK's advice to India before temple raid 'had limited impact'

A Government investigation has concluded that British military advice to the Indian authorities ahead of the Golden Temple raid in 1984 had only a "limited impact" on the operation which resulted in a massacre of Sikh dissidents, William Hague said.