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Sunday, August 30, 2015

British First Attack on Khalanga Garhi (Nalapani Garhi)

 Khalanga Campaign -11
     Anglo Nepalese War with   Reference to Gurkha Rule over Uttarakhand & Himachal -61
History of Gorkha /Nepal Rule over Kumaun, Garhwal and Himachal (1790-1815) -180   
             History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -703
                                         By: Bhishma Kukreti (A History Student)

  On 24 October at 4.30 AM, Colonel Maubi sent his artery and gun carriers to south steep of Nalapani hill. He sent the cavalry to Rajpur village (north of Nalapani or Khalanga Fort) that they can capture running Gurkha soldiers. In morning, the army reached at hill top of Tharapani. No Gurkha was seen on the way. British soldiers fired guns towards Nalapani (Khalanga) fort or Garhi. Guns canon did not reach to the fort.  After a hour or so 6 pond canon Gun reached to Tharapani top. Guns were fired but the canons did not reach to Nalapani fort and firing continued for many hours. It was not possible to takes guns crossing rivulet.  Colonel Maubi stopped the attack and his army came back to Khurbura Camp at Dehradun. Hastings suggested Maubi not to attack on Nalapani Fort till long range guns did not reach to Dehradun.
                      Major Gillespie reaching Dehradun  

             Major General Gillespie was pleased by knowing that the army captured all Yamuna ports and reached to Dehradun. Ochterloni required more soldiers for Himachal Campaign and Gillespie assured Ochterloni that he would send soldiers to Sirmaur by 1st November 1814.
            On 25th October he came that first British attack was failure.
 On 26th October, Gillespie reached to Khurbura Camp. On 27th October, Gillespie reached to Tharapani and inspected the whole situation.  He decided for camping at a place close to Nalapani Garhi. He was sure for capturing Nalapani fortes. He called more soldiers and long range guns from Saharanpur.
 On 29th October a couple of guns and few soldiers reached to Dehradun. There were a couple of companies to reach Dehradun.
 Gillespie decided for attacking Nalapani Garhi before 1st November.

Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti Mumbai, India, bckukreti@gmail.com31/8/2015
History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -704
*** History of Gorkha/Gurkha /Nepal Rule over Kumaun, Garhwal and Himachal (1790-1815) to be continued in next chapter
(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)
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