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First Anglo Sikh War

The regular troops of the Army of the Sikh Kingdom of Lahore, trained and armed along European techniques, were to present the British with a determined and resourceful foe who would give the British in India far more to worry about than just battlefield terrain or weather.

While the causes for the outbreak of the first Anglo-Sikh wars is attributed to crossing of the Sutlej River by the Sikh Army in September 1845, there were many complex issues that led to this, including anarchy in the Sikh kingdom following Ranjit Singh's death and suspicion of the British's ambitions in annexing the Gwalior and Sind provinces in 1841.

The first Anglo Sikh War included the following encounters: