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India, Pakistan Mark 60 Years Free of British Rule

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India, Pakistan Mark 60 Years Free of British Rule

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India, Pakistan Mark 60 Years Free of British Rule

India, Pakistan Mark 60 Years Free of British Rule

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This week, India and Pakistan will celebrate 60 years of independence from Britain.

Offering an eyewitness account of the tumultuous partition of the sub-continent is Bernard Dineen, a Briton who served as a young captain in the Punjab Boundary Force that was charged with the impossible task of keeping order.

Dineen talks with Debbie Elliott.

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