The First World War or the ‘war to end all wars’, as it was known then, changed the course of modern history. Far from being a conflict whose impact was felt only in Europe, the Great War was a conflict that touched many continents. In India, the War spurred the deployment of 1,100,000 men who fought in Europe and elsewhere. Its political consequences influenced the course of mainstream and revolutionary political movements in India’s struggle for independence. This timeline of events, spread across the period of the War and its immediate aftermath, highlights the many military and political dimensions of India’s participation in the War.

  • Timeline: 1913-1914
  • Timeline: 1915
  • Timeline: 1916
  • Timeline: 1917
  • Timeline: 1918
  • Timeline: 1919-1920
  • About Us

    The Joint USI-MEA Centenary Commemoration project highlights the oft-forgotten role of India in the First World War and commemorates those soldiers who served during the War. The project is aimed at exploring India’s engagement in the war from a variety of perspectives.
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