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Golden Temple attack: UK advice 'had limited impact'

A UK military officer's advice to Indian authorities had only a "limited impact" on the final plan for the 1984 attack on an Indian temple, MPs have been told.

Foreign Secretary William Hague was delivering the findings of a review into claims an SAS officer helped Delhi plan the raid which killed hundreds.

The storming of Amritsar's Golden Temple, a holy shrine for Sikhs, was intended to flush out Sikh separatists.

Mr Hague said UK assistance was "purely advisory" and was given months beforehand.

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