• 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Indian Partition: 75 Years On

Map briefing for Sikh recruits, 1947

Join us for a members’ exclusive event with Sir Barney White Spunner and Rana Chhina as they examine the impact and ongoing legacy of Indian Partition.

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Nearly one million people died in the wake of Indian Partition. Countless more lost their homes and their livelihoods. The events of 1947 would dictate the history of South Asia for decades to come, leading to multiple wars, countless acts of terrorism, and to disputes between India and Pakistan that remain unresolved to this day.

Join Sir Barney White Spunner and Rana Chhina as they discuss this formative chapter in global history. Together, they will look at the actions of the major players, as well as the impact on the daily lives of ordinary people.

Running order:

6.00pm – Doors open
6.30pm – Event begins
7.30pm – Event ends
8.15pm – Doors close

About Rana Chhina

Rana Chhina is a former Indian Air Force helicopter pilot and now a writer and military historian. He is secretary and editor of the United Service Institution of India’s Centre for Military History and Conflict Research and vice president of the Indian Military Historical Society, UK. He was responsible for the 'India and the Great War' centenary commemoration project. Rana has written a number of books and is an honorary member of the Order of the British Empire.

About Sir Barney White Spunner

Sir Barney White Spunner is a former British Army general, who undertook numerous high commands during his military career. He is now a highly accomplished author. His books include: 'Horse Guards' (2006), the story of the British Household Cavalry; 'Of Living Valour' (2015), the story of the British soldiers who fought at Waterloo; and 'Partition' (2017), an international bestseller about Indian independence and the creation of Pakistan in 1947.

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