The Gurkha War 1814-1816

[ 1814 - 1816 ]

Lord Hastings, however, first had to deal, in 1814-16, with the Gurkhas of Nepal, who inflicted a series of repulses on a Bengal army unprepared for mountain warfare. Each side earned the respect of the other. The resulting Treaty of Kathmandu (1816) gave the British the tract of hill country where Simla (Shimla), the site of the future summer capital of British India, was situated, and it settled relations with British India for the rest of the British period. Nepal remained independent and isolated, supported by the export of soldiers to strengthen the British military presence in India.

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[1815] British forces attacked Gurkha fortified towns in southern Nepal (1814-15).

[1816] After defeating the Gurkhas and reaching the Katmandu Valley, British forces effectively took control of Nepal.

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Total Casualties 25000 Killed and Wounded
Casualties Killed / Wounded
Military Casualties Killed 25000 /Wounded
Civilian Casualties Killed / Wounded
Note
Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
East India Company and Kingdom of Nepal 1814 1816 View

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