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Year 1897 - Great Battle of Saragarhi -21 Sikh Soldiers From Indian Army Killed 4800 Afghans Soldiers

Year 1897 - Great Battle of Saragarhi -21 Sikh Soldiers From Indian Army Killed 4800 Afghans Soldiers

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Year 1897 - Great Battle of Saragarhi -21 Sikh soldiers from Indian Army killed 4800 Afghans soldiers
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Saragarhi Year 1897 Great Battle of Saragarhi -21 Sikh soldiers from Indian Army killed 4800Afghans soldiers
Battle of Saragarhi
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Battle of Saragarhi
Burnt-out interior of Saragarhi as it looked on 14th September, 1897
Date
12 September 1897
Location
Tirah,North-West Frontier Province, British India 
(modern day  Pakistan )
Result
Afghan Pashtun tactical victory,British Indian strategic victory
Belligerents
Commanders and leaders
Havildar Ishar Singh
Gul Badshah
 
Units involved
Strength
21
10,000
Casualties and losses
21 killed (100%
 
)
180 killed (Afghan claim)
~800 killed
 (British Indianestimates)
*
Many wounded
(number unknown)
* 600 Afghan bodies were found at the battlefield. Some of these were killed by the artillery fire from the British Indian relief party that recaptured thefort.
The map of the battle site
The Battle of Saragarhi
was fought during theTirah Campaignon 12 September 1897 between twenty-one Sikhsof the 4th Battalion (then 36th Sikhs) of  the Sikh Regimentof British India, defending an army post, and 10,000  Afghan and Orakzai tribesmen. The battle occurred in the North-West Frontier Province,which formed part of British India.It is now named theKhyber-Pakhtunkhwaand is part of Pakistan.
 
The contingent of the twenty-one Sikhs from the 36th Sikhs was led byHavildar Ishar Singh. They all chose tofight to the death. The battle is not well known outsidemilitary academia, but is "considered by some militaryhistorians as one of history's great last-stands".
Sikh military personnel and Sikh civilians commemorate thebattle every year on 12 September, as
Saragarhi Day
.The British and Indian armies’ polo teams also commemorate the battle annually by holding the SaragarhiChallenge Cup.

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