The Sikh Regiments and the British

The first Sikh war in 1845 began when the Khalsa fauj (Sikh army) crossed the Sutlej. Then followed Mudki’s war and, under General Gaugh, the British were sufficiently impressed by Sikh soldiers’ combat skills. The British founded the first Sikh regiment just before the annexation of the Punjab. These regiments were useful in the mutiny […]