A Sikh man was jailed for 10 years in Britain on Friday for slashing the neck of the Indian general who oversaw the 1984 Amritsar Golden Temple assault.

Lieutenant General (retired) Kuldip Singh Brar, 78, was attacked as he walked through the West End district of London with his wife Meena in September 2012.

Lakhbir Singh, 26, was the fifth man to be sentenced for the attack after being convicted for grievous bodily harm with intent, at Southwark Crown Court in London.

A gang of three men and a woman were jailed in December for their role in the attack.

The trial heard that the gang targeted Gen. Brar, himself a Sikh, in revenge for his leading role in Operation Blue Star against Sikh militants in Amritsar two decades ago. He survived the knife attack, which left him with a 30-centimetre cut across his jaw. — AFP