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Reliability of the native forces for continuing their control over an increasingly rebellious Indian Empire diminished, thus the government decided to end British rule of the Indian Subcontinent.
Eventually, in February 1947, Prime Minister Clement Attlee announced that the British government would grant full self-governance to British India by June 1948 at the latest.
On 3 June 1947, the British government announced that the principle of division of British India in two independent states was accepted.
The Indian Independence Act 1947 passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom, divided British India into the two new independent dominions; the Dominion of India .