Where did Indian soldiers fight in WW2?

Did Japan invade India in ww2?

The Battle of Imphal took place in the region around the city of Imphal, the capital of the state of Manipur in Northeast India from March until July 1944. Japanese armies attempted to destroy the Allied forces at Imphal and invade India, but were driven back into Burma with heavy losses.

How many Indian died in ww2?

Deaths by Country

Country Military Deaths Total Civilian and Military Deaths
India 87,000 1,500,000-2,500,000
Italy 301,400 457,000
Japan 2,120,000 2,600,000-3,100,000
Korea 378,000-473,000

Which country did soldiers from India fight for?

At the First Battle of Ypres, Khudadad Khan became the first Indian to be awarded a Victoria Cross. Indian divisions were also sent to Egypt, Gallipoli, German East Africa and nearly 700,000 served in Mesopotamia against the Ottoman Empire.

Indian Army during World War I.

Indian Army
Country India
Allegiance British Empire
Type Army
Size 1,780,000

Did Indians fight for Germany in ww2?

The majority of the troops of the Indian Legion were given only non-combat duties in the Netherlands and in France until the Allied invasion.

Indian Legion.

Free India Legion
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Branch German Army (1941–1944) Waffen-SS (1944–1945)
Type Infantry
Size 4,500 (maximum)

Could the Japanese have conquered India?

No. This part of Indian history is mostly forgotten, but the Japanese campaign in India was picked apart surgically by British planners. They had learnt their lessons from the First Arakkan offensive and were prepared for round 2.

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Did British leave India due to WWII?

After WWII, Britain left not only India but nearly all its other holdings, including Jordan in 1946, Palestine in 1947, Sri Lanka in 1948, Myanmar in 1948, Egypt in 1952 and Malaysia in 1957.