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HQ 4th and 5th Indian Divisions (‘G’ and ‘A’ and ‘Q’ Branches); 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 29th Indian Infantry Brigades; Gazelle Force; 1 Horse (Skinner’s)’ 3/1 Punjab; 3/2 Punjab; 3/14 Punjab; 4/16 Punjab; 2 Mahratta; 3 Mahratta; 1 Rajputana Rifles; 4 Rajputana Rifles; 4 Baluch; 4 Sikh; 3 Royal Frontier Force Regiment; 6 Royal Frontier Force Rifles; 3 Royal Garhwal Rifles and Central India Horse.

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