December 6, 2014 at 11:37 PM
BY: Mudassir Bashir
Maharaja Ranjit Singh was one of the wise rulers of Punjab. He recognised the rising power of the British in India, even before he came to power. He also knew that the British, in addition to employing collaborators in the native princely states, were equipped with modern warfare techniques and materials. To meet these needs, the Maharaja, like Haider Ali, Tipu Sultan and Siraj ud Daula before him, developed contacts with the French generals. The French were experts in modern warfare and had the advantage of being the arch rivals of the British. More...