Thursday, January 10, 2013
Time for a 'Conquest of Punjab' again?
In 1758, the Maratha Army under the leadership of Raghunathrao decided to drive out the Afghans from Punjab... This is referred to as the 'Maratha Conquest of Northwest India'... So from Delhi they moved northward to attack Lahore (the capital of Punjab)... After that they expanded their control to the South (up to Dera Ghazi Khan near Multan) and north (up to Peshawar). The Afghans had to retreat beyond Khyber Pass which is about 200 kms from their capital - Kabul... The orange dotted line is the current day Indo-Pak border while the blue dotted line is Af-Pak border! Given the repeated 'ungali' by Pakistan , 3M wonders if it is time to do a 'Conquest of Punjab' again?