HC Deb 23 September 1948 vol 456 c156W
116. Mr. Gammans

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, when General Bucher is due to leave the service of India as Commander-in-Chief; and if any date has been agreed with the Government of India when the services of the British officers still serving in the Indian Army will be terminated.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

General Bucher is serving in the Indian Army for a period of one year, which began on 1st January, 1948. The same is true of most of the other British officers now in the Indian Army, but a certain number have been appointed to special posts for periods of two or three years. After the officers holding these special posts have served for a year, their appointments are subject to three months' notice on either side.

It is open to the Government of India to ask for the continuance of the services of any British officers whom they employ.