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8 companies of foot artillery. A corps of engineers and pioneers. 3 regiments of light cavalry. 2 regiments of irregular horse. 2 battalions of European infantry 24 battalions of native infantry. be seen, therefore, how the great armies were growing, to keep pace with the territories we had acquired, and the responsibilities It will fast we had undertaken. From the close of the Pindari wars, the expedition to Burrna in 1824, and the capture of Bhurtpore, were the chief military events the First Afghan War.

In 1814 broke out the war with Nepal due to Gurkha inroads, and after preliminary disasters was brought to a successful General Ochterlony took the " Lony Ochter " conclusion field when the terrible with fresh troops this time, after the of the lullaby and selected generals. From manner of the English, the conquered race was formed into soldiers, and from it spring the Gurkha battalions that are Indian such a famous part of the of to-day. In 1817 two causes once Army in a far-reaching war. under treaties, more involved India The Mahratta States, chafing and garrisons that prevented their ARMY OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY 17 overrunning the territories of their weaker neighbours, were busy planning fresh resistance, while allied with them and even a worse This Pindaris.

Expeditions, which Bombay and Madras corps and volunteer battalions from the Bengal army took part, reduced in the islands with In 1811, a little difficulty. large naval and military force THE ARMIES OF 16 INDIA proceeded to capture the Island of Java from the Dutch and French. The troops included several volunteer battalions from Bengal, and some horse and pioneers from Madras. The expedition met with considerable resistance, and was artillery Samuel Auchmuty was in command, and the famous Gillespie was one of entirely successful.

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