Lt. Gen. Shokin Chauhan(Retd.)

Lt. Gen. Shokin Chauhan(Retd.)

  • Lt. Gen. Shokin Chauhan(Retd.)

    INDIA-NEPAL MILITARY RELATIONS-A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

      -Lt. Gen. Shokin Chauhan(Retd.)   Around the middle of the eighteenth century, the Himalayan region between the Teesta River in the east and the Satluj River in the west was under the control of a large number of independent principalities.[1] It is possible to count at least sixty such principalities, although a complete, authentic list is not yet available. The eastern section of the Himalayan region was less fragmented than the western. It was comprised of two small states, Sikkim and Bhutan, which were dissected by numerous rivers, including the Teesta. The territories west of Sikkim, up to the Dudhkosi river, a tributary of the Kosi, were divided into…