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NewsX: Samajwadi Party supports SIT probe in Operation Blue Star and 1984 sikh riots

Shiromani Akali Dal is likely to bring an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Thursday over UK report on Operation Bluestar.

A major controversy has erupted after it was revealed that the British had assisted India in the launch of Operation Bluestar in 1984.

An analysis of nearly 200 files and 23,000 documents has confirmed that a "single British military adviser" travelled to India between February 8 and 19, 1984, to advice Indian intelligence services on contingency plans that they were drawing up for operations against the armed dissidents in the temple complex, including ground reconnaissance of the site, as per PTI news report.

However, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Tuesday that British role in the operation to flush out militants from the Golden Temple was "purely advisory and limited" and had limited impact.

While addressing the British Parliament, Hague said that Britain did advise India on planning a deadly attack against Sikh separatists in the Golden Temple at Amritsar, but suggestion had limited impact.

In a statement on the conclusion of an inquiry into alleged British assistance provided by then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Hague said, as quoted by Reuters, "The report concludes that the nature of the UK's assistance was purely advisory, limited and provided to the Indian government at an early stage in their planning."

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