HC Deb 04 March 1946 vol 420 c15
36. Captain Chetwynd

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India it he has any statement to make on the withdrawal of Indian troops from Indonesia.

Mr. A. Henderson

It is hoped that the withdrawal of Indian troops from the Netherlands East Indies will start almost immediately and will be continued until all have been evacuated

Captain Chetwynd

May I ask my hon. and learned Friend whether this withdrawal is due to the cessation of military commitments or whether it is a concession to Indian national feeling?

Mr. Henderson

I am afraid that I can only say that it is due to a decision to withdraw Indian troops.