Saragarhi is a small Village located in present day Pakistan. At the time of the Battle of Saragarhi, India was a subject under the British Government. In August 1897, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel John Haughton, five companies of the 36th Sikh Regiment were stationed at Samana Hills, Kurag, Sangar, Sahtop Dhar and Saragarhi on the north-western border of British India.
The Heliographic communication system was used to communicate between the forts. The native Pashtuns used to attack British soldiers from time to time. The battle of Saragarhi is the incident of these Pashtuns attacking the fort of Saragarhi, in which only 12 to 15 thousand Pashtun soldiers were faced by a contingent of 21 Sikh soldiers and the Sikhs showed their valour while fighting till the end. We will gather more information about this battle through the following sets provided.
Ten Lines on Battle of Saragarhi in English
We have created a set of 10 lines below. The set comprise few important points of facts and information on the battle of Saragarhi.
The main purpose behind creating this set is to make learning interesting and less time consuming.
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10 Lines on Battle of Saragarhi – Set 1
1) The Battle of Saragarhi was fought on 12th September 1897.
2) It was a battle between British Indian Sikh Soldiers and Afghans.
3) In the battle, 21 Sikh soldiers were fighting against more than 10 thousands Afghans.
4) Gul Badshah was leading Pashtuns and Afghans in the battle.
5) In the morning, about 12,000 Afghan rebels signalled to reach the Saragarhi post.
6) Colonel Haughton at Lockhart Fort was informed that they have been attacked.
7) But Colonel Houghton could not provide immediate military assistance to Saragarhi.
8) Ishar Singh with his soldiers bravely faced the Afghans.
9) After a lot of struggle, 21 brave soldiers were killed and the fort was captured by the Afghans.
10) The brave Sikhs struggled with the Afghans for so long that the British army came just after the end of the battle.
We have prepared the 2nd set of 10 lines on the Battle of Saragarhi. This set comprises few important points of some other facts, details and information of the battle. The given points will help you in understanding the events that happened during the war and its consequences. I hope this set will be much helpful for the reader. So let’s have a glance on the following set.
10 Lines on Battle of Saragarhi – Set 2
1) Havildar Ishar Singh was the head of Sikh soldiers of the British Army.
2) Bhagwan Singh of British Army was the first to be wounded.
3) The Afghans successfully broke a section of the enclosure wall of the fort.
4) The commander of the Afghan army kept enticing the British troops to surrender.
5) The Afghans tried several times to open the main gate but they failed each time.
6) After some time the war turned into a fierce face-to-face battle.
7) Ishar Singh was completely injured but he kept fighting till the end and did not let his turban get off.
8) When the chief of Afghans wanted to keep his turban in his feet, Ishar Singh cut his neck with his knife.
9) According to Afghans, their 108 soldiers were killed in this battle against 21 Sikhs.
10) But 600 bodies of Afghans were found after the British army had reached there.
The war of Saragarhi shows the immense valour, fearlessness and pride of the Sikhs. It is considered to be one of the largest end wars in military history. The might of the Sikhs in this war surprised the whole world. Two days after the battle the Saragarhi Fort was regained by the other British forces. 12th September is celebrated as Saragarhi Day as a sign of Sikh Military Remembrance Day which is celebrated every year to commemorate the Battle of Saragarhi.