This is what the colonial, imperial mindset means!
Indians fought in Gallipoli alongside Aussies.."The Indians provided suppressing fire as the Aussies and Kiwis engaged the Turks, thus drawing the enemy's fire upon themselves."*********** Article from the Times of India website *********
Indians in South Australia barred from Anzac Day parade
Manimugdha S Sharma,TNN | Sep 7, 2014, 09.01 PM IST
NEW DELHI: Gallipoli was the original Normandy. Early morning on April 25, 1915, the Anzacs (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps) landed at Gallipoli in vessels that "moved like giant snakes in the water". With them landed the 7th Mountain Artillery Brigade of the Indian Army. The Indians provided suppressing fire as the Aussies and Kiwis engaged the Turks, thus drawing the enemy's fire upon themselves.
Hundreds of stories of camaraderie between the Indians and the Anzacs were recorded during the campaign. The Australians, perceived to be the most racist among white troops of the Great War, had only respect and admiration for the Indian soldiers. But a hundred years on, many Australians seem to have forgotten that Indians fought side by side with their ancestors.
Recently, the Australian media reported an act of "gross injustice" done to Indians in South Australia. An organization of retired Indian servicemen now settled in Australia had asked for permission to march on Anzac Day. They were refused on the grounds that the march is only for the Anzacs and those foreign veterans who fought with them as allies. This immediately sparked outrage among historians, academics and others, both Indian and Australian.
Australian military historian Professor Peter Stanley was among the first to tweet his outrage: "The RSL in S Aus is banning ex-Indian officers from marching on Anzac Day. Outrageous! Don't they know Indians landed at Anzac on 25 April?"