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The #NepalSikhWar was a large scale military conflict in 1809 between the forces of
The #KingdomofNepal under
Amar Singh Thapa and
The #SikhEmpire under
General Dewan Mokham Chand of
Maharajah Ranjit Singh Ji

Pic 1 Dewan M Chand
Pic 2 AS Thapa
Nepal-Sikh War
Date:March 1809 โ€“ August 1809
Result: #Sikh victory
โ€ขNepalese retreat to the Arki Fort

in Pic Kangra Fort

by Charles Stewart Hardinge
Maharaja RanjitSingh*
Amar Singh Thapa
Bahadur Shah
Bhimsen Thapa*
Nain Singh Thapa
10,000 Sikh imperialists of
The #SikhKhalsaArmy
16,000 #Gurkha warriors
1,000 #Sikh soldiers killed
12,000 #Gurkha soldiers killed
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Gurkhas and the British

Men from the hillsides of Nepal began joining the British Army in 1815,right after the end of the 1st phase of the Anglo-Gurkha War of 1814-16.They have been serving the British Crown ever since.#Gurkha #Gurkhas #Nepal #ENGITA #Engโ€ฆ
The Gurkhas played an essential role in establishing the British Raj in India and fought for the British in Afghanistan, what was then Burma, Tibet and in countless other conflicts.

#England #Britain #British #Army #BritishArmy #Eng #ENGITA #Euro2020Final #EuroFinal #EURO2020
In the first world war alone, tiny Nepal,with a population of around 5 million, sent over 200,000 Gurkhas to fight for the British. 1 in 10 never returned. In the second world war over 250,000 Gurkhas fought alongside the British and more than 33,000 never returned.

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Thread on last day of 2017 #Parliament + saying farewell to #MPs on both sides of @HouseofCommons.
Critics say no MPs with #reallifeexperience=so wrong: my amazing friends are โญ๏ธ โญ๏ธโญ๏ธ but sadly retiring: #Labour Stephen Pound, #Tories Bill Grant + Colonel Mark Lancaster 1/ ImageImageImage
Labourโ€™s #StephenPound is v bright, empathetic, the funniest man in @HouseofCommons + a former #sailor/#hospitalporter/bus conductor.
Scot #BillGrant is a 31 year #fireman + miners son
+#MarkLancaster has the military medals for his service as a #Gurkha bomb disposal officer 2/
Very few #MPs could, would, or should do 49 yrs in @HouseofCommons unless you are the legend that is #KenClarke; he has been a delight to listen to + chat with these last 9 years ... although former miner #DennisSkinner is standing again #GE2019 for Bolsover aged 87! 3/ Image
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