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Anzac Day commemorates the service and sacrifice of soldiers who served their countries in times of war, conflict, and peacekeeping operations. The day holds a special significance as it marks the anniversary of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landing at Gallipoli, Turkey during World War I in 1915. This event is considered a defining moment in the histories of the two countries and shaped their national identities, fostering a legacy of courage, pride, and comradeship among the people.
The connection between Anzac Day and India is rooted in their shared history as part of the British Empire and the fact that many Indian soldiers fought alongside ANZAC forces during World War I and World War II. Over 1.3 million Indian soldiers served in WWI, with approximately 13,000 of them losing their lives in Gallipoli. The participation of Indian troops in the Gallipoli campaign and various other conflict zones demonstrates the courage and dedication of these brave men who fought for a common cause alongside their ANZAC allies. This shared history thus serves as a reminder of the strong bond and mutual respect between India and the ANZAC nations.
Anzac Day is observed in a small scale by the Australian and New Zealand High Commissions in New Delhi. The event usually includes a dawn service with wreath-laying ceremonies to honour Indian and ANZAC soldiers who served together in the past. Anzac Day is observed annually on April 25th, providing an opportunity for people in India, Australia, and New Zealand to pay their respects to the brave soldiers who have served and sacrificed for their respective nations.
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