HC Deb 13 April 1921 vol 140 c1126W
Major GLYN

asked the Secretary of State for India how many Indian native regiments remain in Mesopotamia and Palestine; how many more have returned to India from service overseas; and what is the total number of units, both cavalry and infantry, that have been demobilized in India?


At present there are 36 battalions of Indian infantry and five regiments of Indian cavalry in Mesopotamia and Persia, and five battalions of infantry and three regiments of cavalry in Palestine. Since 1st January, 22 infantry battalions and seven cavalry regiments have returned to India from overseas. The total numbers of units of which the demobilization in India has been reported to me are four regiments of Indian cavalry and four additional squadrons, and 53 battalions of infantry. All these are temporary units raised during the War, and the demobilization of such units is still in progress.