Related material The fact that it was a disastrous battle was confirmed by General Airey when, commenting in 1854 on the absurdity of the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava, he remarked "These sort [sic] of things will happen in war. Chillianwala is a town and union council of Mandi Bahauddin District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. On 10th January 1849 the news came in to the British commander, Major General Gough, that Chattar Singh had finally captured the fortress of Attock in the extreme … "The Battle of Chillianwala fought on 13 January 1849 is, however, one odd exception and stands out as a battle in which the British failed to defeat their opponents despite having the advantages of weight of numbers, ideal weather and terrain, superior logistics etc" The Sikhs had little if any superiority to the British force of 13,000. Talk:Battle of Chillianwala. Battle of Gujarat: 21st February 1849.

It is nothing [in comparison] to Chillianwala” (Woodham-Smith p. 266). Both armies held their positions at the end of

But, heavily criticized for his performance, particularly at Chillianwallah, Gough was sacked after the conclusion of the war and replaced by Sir Charles Napier.

The Battle of Chillianwala was fought in January 1849 during the Second Anglo-Sikh War in the Chillianwala region of Punjab (Mandi Bahauddin), now part of modern-day Pakistan.

The Battle of Chillianwala was fought in January 1849 during the Second Anglo-Sikh War in the Chillianwala region of Punjab (Mandi Bahauddin), now part of modern-day Pakistan.The battle was one of the bloodiest fought by the British East India Company.Both armies held their positions at the end of the battle and both sides claimed victory. Chillianwala was the biggest defeat suffered by the British on the Indian sub-continent. Jump to navigation Jump to search This article ... His history of the battle of chillianwalla ranging from Grewal and Griffin (Cambridge and Oxford presses respectively) to Malcolm and Marshall is no exception. The British had never amassed so many guns and men in any single battle. Chillianwala marks the biggest debacle wherein the British was defeated most decisively despite beingmilitarily and logistically overwhelmingly superior.

The Battle of Chillianwala fought on 13 January 1849 is, however, one odd exception and stands out as a battle in which the British failed to defeat their opponents despite having the advantages of weight of numbers, ideal weather and terrain, superior logistics etc. Chillianwala is located in Mandi Bahauddin district.

In an amazing coincidence, the battle of Chillianwala was fought in almost the same area where Porus, with his elephants, chariots, and archers, had fought Alexander’s cavalry 2175 years earlier.

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