FIRST AFGHAN WAR

 

 

The question fails to note that British East India Company and not BRITAIN was the power ruling India at that time .This is a major difference so stating that Dost Mohammad had anything to do with Britain is FACTUALLY INCORRECT. The British East India Company was a DISTINCT ENTITY WITH AN ARMY DOUBLE THE SIZE OF British Army AND WITH RULES AND LAWS OF ITS OWN

 

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FIRST—- British East India Company was GEOGRAPHICALLY ASCENDANT OVER RUSSIA IN 1838–58 .THEY HAD A BORDER WITH DOST MOHAMMADS AFGHANISTAN WHEREAS RUSSIA HAD NO BORDER WITH http://AFGHANISTAN.SO RUSSIA WAS A VERY WEAK PLAYER IN AFGHANISTAN.

SECOND—The term BITTERNESS is MISLEADING—-Because (1) First Afghan Wars most important FACT was CHIVALRY —British company conduct with AFGHANS was EXEMPLARY (since their liquor had finished when they reached Kandahar). —-Afghans TREATED British Companys Europeans and their families taken prisoner with great RESPECT —-Even Indian soldiers captured were not MURDERED or EXECUTED but sold as SLAVES (Later most were recovered when the company recaptured Kabul)

 

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THIRD—-Dost Mohammad was a STATESMAN—- He had nothing to do with senseless massacres of Kabul whose perpetrator was his UNBALANCED SON AKBAR KHAN—- Afghan historians of that time think that Dost Mohammad got so much fed up with his son that he later had him poisoned.

FOURTH—— Dost Mohammad knew that the British Company had no AGGRESSIVE DESIGN on his territory since the company was commercial and Afghanistan of that time was HOPELESSLY POOR.

FIFTH— Vide the treaty of 1857 the British Company gave DOST MOHAMMAD AND HIS SUCCESSORS A HANDSOME ANNUAL POCKET MONEY OF 13 LACS PER YEAR- WHO WOULD NOT LOVE SUCH A LOVELY MASTER—The Russians would not have given Dost Mohammad one penny.

SIXTH— Dost Mohammad as a supreme realist knew that the British Company was a great military power as proved by its recapture of Kabul in 1842.

The relatively NAIEVE successors of the British Company the British state carried on the WISE POLICY of the company after they took over power in India in 1858-