This Day In History: 1846-01-04

The Sirmoor Battalion and a small detachment of cavalry from Patiala drove off looting Sikhs who had crossed the River Sutlej and threatened Ludhiana.  According to the Regimental History they arrived just in time after a forced march of 27 miles and ‘The bold front shown by the Goorkhas defeated the Sikhs in their object’.

A contemporary lithograph of Ludhiana Fort.