December 05, 2023

How India’s overlooked ‘Bucket Brigade’ treated over 200K during the Korean War

60th Para Field Ambulance unit showcased newly independent nation’s peacekeeping efforts, despite opposition from Seoul

South Korea is set to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War this week with a major ceremony to commemorate the sacrifices and contributions of the U.N. coalition that came to its aid when North Korea invaded.

But while it’s well-known that the U.K., France and other Western allies of the U.S. sent troops to fight under the U.N. Command, a total of 21 countries across five continents contributed to the war efforts in some way, including one nation that had only recently gained its independence — India.