2nd Border Regiment, Quetta 1897 (forum archive)
|Posted by plbramham » 25 Feb 2012, 17:31|
|Where is Quetta, posting for 2nd Battalion in 1897?
From Encyclopedia Brittanica 1911:
In 1877 the cantonment of Quetta, which became the head-quarters of the Administration, was occupied by British troops, and in 1879 the administration of the district was taken over on behalf of the Khan of Kalat. In 1890 & 1891 a series of politico-military expeditions were carried out resulting in the occupation of the Zhob valley, the foundation of the central cantonment of Fort Sandeman, and the extension of a line of outposts with Quetta being the sourthernmost point in the line of frontier posts and system of strategic railways on the north-west frontier of India. The effect of these expeditions, and of this extension of military occupation, was to reduce the independent Pathan tribes of the Suliman mountains to effective order, and to put a stop to border raiding on the Indus plains. Regular British troops were cantoned at Quetta, Chaman, Fort Sandeman, anil Loralai, and detachments were stationed at different places, principally in the Zhob and Loralai Districts.