File - An Indian Sikh devotee takes a holy dip in the sacred pond at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Sanjeev Syal)
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Britain secretly helped India plan a deadly assault on Sikh separatists holed up in the Golden Temple at Amritsar in 1984, the government said Tuesday, saying London's influence was limited and there was no need for an apology.In a statement to Parliament, Foreign Secretary William Hague said an official investigation by Britain's top civil servant had confirmed that an SAS officer had been dispatched to India in 1984 – at the request of the Indian government – to help plan the assault staged in June of that year.Politicians from all parties are keen to attract Sikh voters before Britain's polls in 2015 .
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