HC Deb 22 February 1945 vol 408 c939
28. Sir S. Reed

asked the Secretary of State for India how many Indian officers of the Indian Army now hold command and staff appointments.

Mr. Amery

Indian officers are now in command of 18 Infantry battalions, three Regiments of the Indian Armoured Corps, and nine Units of the Indian States Forces serving with the Indian Army. There are also 10 Indian officers in Lieutenant-Colonels' appointments in the Royal Indian Army Service Corps. On the staff there is one Indian officer serving in the rank of Brigadier, and 19 in Lieutenant-Colonels' staff appointments. I have no figures for staff appointments below the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.