First Anglo-Sikh War


The First Anglo-Sikh War (1845-6) was a short and bloody conflict won by the British East India Company (EIC) against the Sikh Empire. The EIC was keen to expand into northern India, but the Sikh army was a well-trained, well-equipped, and hard-fighting obstacle. Traitorous Sikh generals were largely responsible for the eventual EIC victory.

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