served in the Indian Army for 40 years. File:Battle of Saragarhi map.png. Check out records action during 1971 to kargil by said general, and vote? They can also add that there were no casulties on afghan side, one crow died and few trees uprooted. With access to the pass now in Afghan hands, the security of the British Raj was in jeopardy. The Sikh knew that the mud walls of the post wouldn't stand for long and soon they will be exposed to the brutal might of Afghans. All the historians confirm the history whch is being base less denied by the officer. Being at a dead angle, they could not be seen by the defenders at Saragarhi. The odds were striking. If you think you’re right then provide its proof rather than debating and defaming armymen. when British captured India the army of rajneet singh was one of the best armies in the world next only to the royal British army. On the morning of 12 September, a part of the Pashtun rebels invested the vulnerable small fort at Saragarhi. Brothers. Despite all the Indian obsession with the whites, the truth is that they have been the biggest occupying and genocidal force in the world- several times worse than Hitler. Find Battle Of Saragarhi News at NDTVMovies.com, get the latest Battle Of Saragarhi News Headlines, News stories, News articles, Videos and Pictures on Battle Of Saragarhi. Anyway, we are recapping to the year 1897, the 12th September of which marked the iconic battle. Indian kingdoms dividing each other apart. The Battle of Saragarhi The Background. Saragarhi was located halfway between the two forts. The Sikh soldiers (of the 36 th Sikh regiment of the British army) fought with bravery against the Afridi and Orazkazia tribes of Pashtun. I respect your analysis general panag , and dont worry about ‘sanju’ i only said it because i thought that you were just another The Battle at Saragarhi is one of eight stories of collective bravery published by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Three more posts – Dhar, Sangar, Sartop with 37, 44, and 21 all ranks respectively – were occupied to guard the flanks of Fort Lockhart. In 1893, the Durand Line to demarcate the border between British India and Afghanistan was created, dividing the Pashtun heartland. Weren’t they the ones who fired at the innocent children and women and old ag the Jaliyawala Bagh? They appeared to be in thousands, roughly around 10,000-12,000. The Battle of Saragarhi is considered to be one of the greatest last stands in history. Check out ” Indian defence review ” publication. As always the lokkathas are like fairytales and movies exaggerated. The point of the movie is to inspire. Battle of Saragarhi, which has, in fact, been listed as one of the top eight battles of bravery by UNESCO. Good article written with clarity, informative and as matter of fact. Why? Whether you live in India or overseas, you can do it here. The detachment at Saragarhi had 1 NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) and 20 ORs (Other Ranks) and commander Havildar Ishar Singh was the leader of this unit. Sadly that is a sentiment widely expressed by Lt Gen in articles on other sites. It was pashtuns (rebel) who were fighting for their freedom against British and their servants(Sikhs)… How can show them as a hero in kesari film? … Isnt it against brotherhood spirit of any armed force? Unknown to many, a few kilometres from the Golden Temple in Armritsar lies a memorial to these brave men – Saragarhi. If what is told in this is truth then it is neither pro-sikh nor anti-sikh. The battle took place 12th September 1897 in Tirah region of North-West Frontier Province, now in Pakistan. Lt Gen H S Panag PVSM, AVSM (R) served in the Indian Army for 40 years. Interesting. And we Indians should embrace and salute such bravery. Most of people on social media are sharing the movie line 21 Sikhs vs 1000 invaders. They had option to escape and even Afghanis gave them the ultimatum that they can all go free without any harm but the Sikhs didn’t. Where were these ppl sleeping till today. Anyways, Thank You Sir for a balanced account of the actual events that occurred. Afghans too were aware of a certain victory and tried to entice the Indians to surrender. Apart from garrisoning the area, the British had to send military expeditions to quell the tribal rebellion. The Unfolding of the Battle of Saragarhi. Respect this army man’s views. If they were heroes the first people to recognize them would have been Indians first (BJP or Congress). As a result Col. Haughton got time to get reinforcements and Fort Lockhart was defended. But I agree with everything else you have written about the article, the “unbearable pain”, the myth-busting. Check out Indian defence review publication. His account is authentic and strictly factual. It’s a shame. It would have taken more than just courage to face such a challenge where death was certain. Whilfantasy inspires us… The reality teaches us. did you read who he was and what documents he had in his possession…or do they not teach that when you are prancing around in your brown chaddis? A last-stand is when a defensive army holds on to a fort against an opposing army in much bigger numbers. While the British Indian Army was building up its force in Kohat (garrison town), the Orakzais and Afridis focused their attention on the Samana ridge. ), The Gen just wants to earn some brownie points and is in habit of running down own brethren..this was not expected when each of the soldier at Saragarhi attained martyrdom…..The war digest under war conditions is written everyday…it is not assessment or study of the battle but mere reporting of the situation….The accounts of Commanding officer at Coy cdrs at the adjacent forts gave details about waves of the pashtuns nd other tribal warriors…and it was daytime….counted 10…14000.! So even if you want to claim that Indian soldiers were only part of british Army, then what’s wrong. This video game generation equates everything with their virtual encounters perhaps. By 1800, the Sikhs had prevailed and over the next 30 years, th… Post retirement, he was Member of Armed Forces Tribunal. The IOM has been equated with the Victoria Cross by most writers. A very small religious community which still doesn’t leave a chance to serve mankind be it in any part of the world. As a reader, I must acknowledge efforts put by both parties for whatever cause they were fighting. In this movie they try to show the traitor those who were(pathans) fight for freedom and try to show the hero those are real (sikhs army man)traitor and flab toddler and servant of British government.don’t call a indian those served always British government and fight against karantikari. But it should be praised that sikh soldiers of british indian government fought bravely against local tribal people of saragarhi. Though still the article smells like an anti-Sikh article from an Indian Government official. Gakhal recounts how the eventual attack came in three waves on the morning on September 12, 1897. No doubt, it was the highest award given to Indian soldiers, but the fact that in addition to 21 IOMs for the Saragarhi braves, 36 Sikh was also awarded another 14 IOMs in the battle at Samana and for the Tirah campaign that followed dilutes the comparison. Today, it stands a few hours outside Peshawar near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The print demands a particular contrarian political attitude, so it may not permit a neutral stance. They make blogs exeggerating the accounts and write books to rediscover it again and again. This happens when u keep harping on legends and fictionalized accounts rather than thinking rationally. 21 soldiers of the 36 Sikh Regiment fought an army of over 10,000 Afghans and killed more than 600 of them before perishing to enemy bullets. Saragarhi is the incredible story of 21 men of the 36th Sikh Regiment (currently the 4th Sikh Regiment) who gave up their lives in devotion to their duty. Expecting something positive and constructive next time Mr. Surrender would have probably saved their lives, but it would have made the fall of Fort Lockhart certain. Between 28 August and 11 September, Fort Gulistan and the outposts around Fort Lockhart were attacked a number of times without success. They sided with the British just as the some Afridi Pathans or Pashtuns sided with them in the Tirah Campaign or expedition. For instance, the Great Amir Khan of Tonk (Rajasthan). As he was dying, he was said to have yelled repeatedly the Sikh battle cry “Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal!” (“One will be blessed eternally, who says that God is the ultimate truth!”). The Battle of Saragarhi will definitely go down as one of the fiercest last-stands in history. Copyright © 2020 Printline Media Pvt. The print and you both are a wonderful combination of the most bitter truth of Indian Media. First, decide whether you were fighting for the British or against them? You ever wonder why terrorists enter the country? The Battle of Saragarhi between the British Indian Army and Afghan Orakzai tribesmen was fought in 1897 in the North-West Frontier Province (now in Pakistan). The Battle of Saragarhi is related to this place about which you can read through the sets of 10 lines on Battle of Saragarhi below. More focussed on the garnish than the main course! The memorial pays homage to the unparalleled bravery of the 21 Sikh soldiers who fought against 10,000 Pashtun tribesmen on September 12, 1897, in what came to be known as the Battle of Saragarhi. Forgot to add that when I say racist and hatred for other ethnic groups, Ravi Aggarwal is an example. Although a recent Bollywood film chronicled the events from 12 September 1897, much more needs to … Saragarhi was located halfway between the two forts. Ravi Aggarwal, the pashtuns were from the famous warrior tribes. The official accounts mention only two such messages – one at 12 noon, giving a factual report, and the other just after 3 pm, seeking permission to close the heliograph and join the battle. Panag!!! There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. Tolerate.our R.D. Britishers could not defeat him, they gave him poisonous wine and he was killed. This led to a simmering discontent among the tribes whose homeland had been divided. So I hope that if you don’t have any viable proof and if a ‘legal and solid’ proof is provided then your taste doesn’t matter at all. Whatever be their compulsions, they can be pitied but not honoured because a soldier’s death is honourable only when he or she dies fighting for a noble and an honourable cause of greater good. I choose not to honour people who played for their team and helped them accomplish their mission. British accounts clearly states that the 21 Sikhs had all option to escape. Wow so now you cant even boast about the bravery of sikh soilders. John Haughton. It’s common sense that after this war how many were killed by just very few Sikh regiment. The movie was based on the accounts of COL. Haughton from the British history. The skilled sikhmen killed unskilled pathans ,having no proper knowledge of any war. Amazing how many of those who have commented on this article by Gen. Panag do not like it. It’s the British who do it to show that Sikhs justified their rule. Of them, nearly 10,000 started surrounding the forts on the Samana Ridge held by 36 Sikh. Neither is it in any way derogatory to the Sikhs. History of the battle. He was GOC in C Northern Command and Central Command. The film makers would have done well to consult the authentic historical record, such as it is, and at least acknowledged what it holds, in the interest of veracity. He went out to fight in the battle along with his fellow soldiers. rajendra bist, Woow – can you please share some of the account or atleast some key rememberences, Least you can do is just punch Saragarhi once on google. Col. Haughton could only hear the Sikhs shouting their battle cry, "Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal". Those sympathizing with pashtuns as they were fighting for their freedom seem to forget that these same people tried to invade punjab many times but were never successful as per account of this Lt himself. Also read complete information on academy awards, Oscars, golden globe, various … Sepoy Gurmukh Singh, who communicated the battle to Haughton, was the last surviving Sikh defender. The Sikh-Pashtun rivalry went back 150 years, beginning with the first invasion of Ahmad Shah Durrani in 1748. Common have some ethics to appreciate one’s work and imagination to dedicate movie to brave soldiers. Rest of the battalion was deployed 80 km further west, in the area of Parachinar. Communication between Saragarhi and Fort Lockhart took place over heliograph. The 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans and is considered the greatest 'last man standing' acts in military history. I have Hindu relatives as well but after 1984 we have developed distrust with each other. It is good for all that different views and versions emerge and are expressed, so the cinematic version is not taken as the sole view of history. India.they Also, there are three Bollywood films being produced featuring the Battle of Saragarhi. Disgraceful. Here is a very brief documentary because I know everyone has valuable things to do in life. Obnoxious and prejudiced The battle began at 9 am and ended a little after 3:30 pm with the entire garrison killed in action. It was not practical for more than 80-100 men to attack at one time, but adequate reserves were available for repeated attacks. Der Kampf um Saragarhi wurde am 12. The bravery of sikhs should have been utilized by them to save Indian public from the slavery of British rule and not to divide Afghanistan. The Battle of Saragarhi, the ratio of the Sikh soldiers to Afghan soldiers was shocking that is 1:500. Most of people may be very excited of Akshay Kumar’s movie Kesari which depicts Battle of Saragarhi. Pashtuns/Pathans were masters of field craft and minor tactics and never indulged in foolhardy head-on attacks on well-defended positions. He is stated to have killed 20 Afghans, the Pashtuns having to set fire to the post to kill him. Hats off to Lt Gen H S Panag Ji for being unbiased in writing this Article. I have read through your articles linked on IDR. Don’t go by the accounts of LT Panag. this is how brahmins have created false stories and some sikhs have also adopted the same propaganda tactics due to the casteist mentality of Brahmin culture. Reality is even more brutal and the fact that these 21 men knew they were going to fight till death and beyond bravery. The Battle of Saragarhi was fought before the Tirah Campaign on 12 September 1897 between British Indian Army and Afghan Orakzai tribesmen. Mr. Panag’s claim are false even if you read the accounts of British. Our hero should be Bhagat Singh and lala lazpat rai and not the fake Akshay Kumar character. A 30-feet pyramidal cairn, using stones from the ruins, was constructed at Saragarhi and a more formal obelisk was built at Lockhart as memorials. The fabled Battle of Saragarhi took place at a small British outpost in the Samana Ranges on 12 September 1897, when anywhere between 10,000 and … Still if we believe Bollywood stories and somebody comes up with details from any credible accounts, we should respect that as well. He is a professional soldier, belonged to the very unit that fought at the battle and has actually seen the official record. British accounts mention that Ishar Singh killed 28 Pathans in a hand to hand combat and Gurmukh, the last standing, killed 20 before giving up his life. lol. It’s always the courage behind when you fight especially when you know that you are not going to survive this war. I’d have expected Army Generals like him to extol the efforts of Akshay Kumar who is the son of a serviceman and has contributed with films like “Holiday- a soldier is never off duty”. @JS @Adi the author of this article is a sikh officer now that you have got religion in between and is a part of the same battalion which fought this battle. Yes the Sikhs were part of British army and fought many wars for them but this last stand was different. Because they fight for not being considered coward. Gulistan tried to warn the post, but the message never reached. Post retirement, he was Member of Armed Forces Tribunal. Well done Akki, Singh is King. Saragarhi was a post that connected British India forts of Lockhart and Gulistan on the border areas of Afghanistan. Teresa helped Surgeon Captain Cedric Prall and tended the wounded under heavy fire, she was later awarded the Royal Red Cross by Her Majesty, Queen Victoria. LT Gen Panag is clearly a disgrace as he doesnt want to recognize these 21 Sikhs bravery because they were part of British Army. The injured Lal Singh and Jiwa Singh dragged the dead Bhagwan Singh back to inner layers of the post. Although this is an elaborate state sponsored article to undermine the bravery of the Great 21 Sikhs, May i remind the writer that if he is doubting the count of Afghans killed or the fact that they could have left the post easily, I may remind that The great Khalsa empire existed when rest of India was a slave to the British empire, In the last 97 years The British were in Punjab there life was made hell by maximum sacrifices coming from Punjab consisting of Sikhs, Even when British were fighting World wars, They preferred the Sikhs in their army. Explore more on Battle Of Saragarhi. In 1897, at a small outpost called Saragarhi, 40 miles away from the British garrison town of Kohat (in what is now Pakistan), 21 Sikh soldiers stood their ground against an onslaught of 10,000 enemy tribesmen. Soon the battle, which was being fought with guns, turned into hand to hand combat. The 21 Sikh soldiers who fought in the Battle of Saragarhi were commemorated this weekend at Armoury House, London. The baby was named Violet Samana, as a memorial of the Samana Ranges and the Battle of Saragarhi. He is bound to give view as a part of this battalion if he sees someone playing with the history. Saragarhi Day is observed by the Sikh community on September 12 every year to commemorate the 21 Sikh soldiers who lost their lives in the Battle of Saragarhi 1897. He remains the unsung hero of Saragarhi. Two gurdwaras, one each in Amritsar and Firozpur, were built in their honour. India must spend military modernisation money wisely, With new telecom policy, Modi govt starts the game of hitting China where it hurts the most, How Uday Kotak became world’s richest banker with $16 billion wealth after brush with death, Imran Khan’s Ertugrul love was going well. As a result all 21 soldiers were awarded the prestigious Indian Order of Merit Class III award. Its better to fight for someone who brought the whole country together unlike the own. There is nothing to dislike or like in Gen. Panag’s account. I was holding my breath for the general to spill the ,’classified imperial secret’. The battle took place 12th September 1897 in Tirah region of North-West Frontier Province, now in Pakistan. By the time the mud walls fell, the 21 brave hearts had repulsed two attacks from the Afghans. They were not patriots fighting for the dignity of their motherland. Well said Mr Joseph. Many accounts give a minute-by-minute description of the battle by signaller Sepoy Gurmukh Singh through the heliograph. Let alone as a career. The General who is a Sikh & also from the same Unit, if quoting from the Digest of Service, has done a favour to those of us who are interested in clarity in Military History. These are two self destructive strategies of a section of Indian media. I saw hundreds of articles and videos being made on the Saragarhi event. Here is what really happened in the Battle of Saragarhi. It is near to Pakistan-Afghanistan border. I am also not going to attribute any colour to his supposedly myth busting article notwithstanding the article appearing in print with a clear and horrible leftist leaning that tries to use supposed facts when it suits the leftist agenda but uses raw emotions otherwise (again when it suits leftist agenda). Since there was no survivor, little is known of what actually happened at Saragarhi. Your respect for army and all nationalistic people will rise in spite of all your vested interests. You will get 100s of articles documentaries, So these are LT. Panag’s military document he claims hahaha , https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Saragarhi. You just don’t wanna accept this fact coz report isn’t suiting your taste. Get Battle of Saragarhi movie complete list of awards won and nominations. In trying to cover many topics nothing has been covered in detail. Also about this media ‘ThePrint’ don’t know why they always publish such article which tries to downplay those India as a nation is proud of. I wish this writer was there to Buty myths when baseless accusation were put on soilders . He deserves praise for setting out this account. https://youtu.be/pXVEnXocWUw, Twitter response from Panag who claims to have seen the documents of 36 military accounts. I really hope some military historian will re-validate the ‘motivated’ account of retired brigadier. Most ‘last stands’ are rarely literal as there are always some survivors. They are not ready to believe the truth. The Battle of Saragarhi was fought between the Sikhs and Pashtuns, Orakzai, and Afridis. This Indian was the only Indian King who was able to badly defeat and pacify British forces, until the Britishers had a peaceful agreement with him. Mr panag, I respect you because you were a part of our army. He was GOC in C Northern Command and Central Command. Talk:Battle of Saragarhi/Archive 2. All rights reserved, Play Cricket Quiz & Earn Upto 50,000 Coins Daily. Why print is anti Indian and pro Islamic jihadists….?! It was executed by dynasty sycophants, not by ordinary Hindus, who helped many Sikhs. It’s the report that is suiting your taste because of the hatred within you. acting is one thing and fooling the young innocent mind is another. Now that you endeavor to educate civies on military history., I wonder if you have a dispassionate response to some of the critical data backed feedback in this thread. Need real accounts, go read the British Military accounts that shows that Ishar Singh killed 28 in a hand to hand combat communicated through Gurumukh Singh. Can’t you see the commitment and bravery. Hona bhi chahiye. Here, nobody is questioning the royalty, power, or bravery of Sikhs of the great Ranjit Singh. The Western Command on Monday held a special Light and Sound show titled "Jang-e-Saragarhi" dedicated to 21 valiant soldiers of the 36th battalion of the Sikh Regiment. They just wanna add masalas to their ideas as accounted in other biographies too. The Battle of Saragarhi was fought before the Tirah Campaign on 12 September 1897 between Sikh soldiers of the British Indian Army and Pashtun Orakzai tribesmen. But I just wonder how can this reputed ex-military person be so sure (as it appears from this article) that the military records are foolproof, that too British Military records of colonial era. Most writers estimate Pashtun casualties in the Battle of Saragarhi to be around 600 to 1,000. Today, on every 12th September, the Sikh Military personnel and civilians around the world commemorate the battle. With Randeep Hooda, Vikramjeet Virk, Nitin Chauhan, Amanmeet Singh Sahota. Please also write your myth busting article for movie ‘sanju’. The Battle of Saragarhi. It’s because of LT like him. Let’s assume here the writer, don’t know much about him, tried to bust all the myths and put forth the true account. You are spreading lies on Quora also making this fake account. Sustaining journalism of this quality needs smart and thinking people like you to pay for it. Going to almost 120 years back, we realize that Saragarhi was a small village in the border district of Kohat, which is presently the part of Pakistan. A new breed of Indians like you are busy counting dead bodies and the amount of damage done. if I have succeeded, perhaps the arguments could be removed. This article is a mix between facts and again interpretation deliberately intended to undermine history. Even the Afghans gave them the ultimatum to leave the form with no bullets shot but they didn’t. At last Gurmukh Singh, the soldier who communicated and narrated the battle to Col. Haughton said that since their number where shrinking quickly, he will have have to leave the communication set and play his role of a soldier. Please visit the army camps and stay on the borders for a month. The Battle Of Saragarhi was fought between the British Raj and Afghan tribesmen on 12, September 1897. Before their invasion their was no India. But the news media is in a crisis of its own. Folks. As observed from the Gulistan Fort, two Pashtuns had stayed behind to dig under the fort wall to make it collapse to create a breach. The Sikh successfully repulsed two Afghans attacks to rush open the gates of the post. Let the movie be what it is , a movie, and not treat it as a chapter of history because from what I understand all this would soon be water under the bridge.. It seems you are a Pakistani agent. The ratio of Sikh-Afghan soldiers was 1:476 and even Alexander the Great would have had second thoughts about this challenge. Had they shown the same valor in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, they wouldn’t have been massacred so mercilessly. The Battle of Saragarhi was the bravest battle ever fought in India. business in ten days. If you have the guts to do that you should show guts to exeggerate events like Saragarhi. I have read and re-read the Digest of Service of 36/4 Sikh and most accounts of the battle written in the last 122 years. what a joke. For me this is still the greatest last stand in the history.Yes the movie was a bit bollywood-ized,but thats required because a common indian man cant watch a mil history movie without masala(which is shameful).But yeah by no means we can downplay the valour and courage.All those people calling it anti sikh article,let me tell you our organisation is a secular and an apolitical one,it would be the least to ask of you people to not drag us into it. Calling them inexperienced? Anyone saying its anti sikh etc. By 1800, the Sikhs had prevailed and over the next 30 years, they had pushed the Afghans to the later-era Durand Line (1893), which forms the present western boundary of Pakistan. Rest of the Pashtuns were cutting/blocking the route to Lockhart and Gulistan and also investing Gulistan and other forts. He had barely moved a kilometre when part of Saragarhi’s wall collapsed due to the digging by the two Pashtun men who had stayed behind, and the final assault was launched. :118 Errichtet wurde er zwischen den beiden Forts Lockhart (alt. Surely, it must have been upsetting? And I don’t think they are viable source. Even today, 12th September is celebrated as the Saragarhi Day in honour of the sacrifices made by those 21 brave soldiers and it's observed as the Sikh military commemoration day. Saragarhi Day is observed to commemorate the soldiers of the Battle of Saragarhi . I think being a reputed ex-military person he would have read and re-read the historical military records and fact checked it write a true account of what he read because he would have felt aghast at overt dramatization of one of the greatest last stand. Because the story of puran gurmukh can be understood only by puran gurmukh. After the decline of the Sikh empire these posts were taken over by the British for the same purpose. Battle of Saragarhi was shelved and it was Akshay Kumar who played the braveheart in Anurag Singh’s Kesari. They fought for their honor. The movies are known to exaggerate and dramatize stories for obvious reasons. It never was and never will be Indian Army for me since Indians employed therein worked for the British throne and helped serving the British cause. Illustrious past. Post with kindness. Dear TJ, Lt. Gen Panang is a distinguished Sikh (ex) army man. Maybe this is a way to feel good himself that he is worth something. Besides you are working on counter productive line. And Shame on you LT General. More extreme is the wire. But slowly the sounds died along with the 21 bravehearts who kept 10,000 Afghans a bay for almost three hours. It was also for the first time in history, that each and every member of unit won the gallantry awards for a single battle. Where was the print when padmavat was released. Why didn’t the Christian clergy & Christian take up to help the Sikhs then, b/c your agent sonia maino in 10jp was directing the genocide. Else he is just a skilled or unskilled fighter. Find Battle Of Saragarhi News at NDTVMovies.com, get the latest Battle Of Saragarhi News Headlines, News stories, News articles, Videos and Pictures on Battle Of Saragarhi. It’s a shame that LT like Panag is dividing the country and it’s people with such inaccurate accounts. Find Battle Of Saragarhi Latest News, Videos & Pictures on Battle Of Saragarhi and see latest updates, news, information from NDTV.COM. So its only natural that the brave sikhs fought against them. I am a Gujrati and I have read the British accounts of the battle and it’s not consistent with LT Panag’s. So like I said many times earlier, shame on you and being a disgraced LT of our country. The fact that you are able to write read and speak in English, thank the Britishers, otherwise sanskrit is all you would have spoken. Lt Gen HS Panag, PVSM, AVSM (Retd.) Forget they were Sikhs. Such articles should be welcomed. Yourself the critic or lt. General? At the time of the Battle of Saragarhi, India was a subject under the British Government. It was every conquerers right to justify his rule and oppression to maintain his rule. Saragarhi was a communication relay post between Fort Lockhart and Fort Gulistan (also known as Fort Cavagnari) in the Sulaiman Range of the NWFP. For me, the British Indian Army was British Army in India and it was the occupying force in India. 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