Vintage Kashmir

British Military contingent in Gulmarg, 1943

The British Military maintained its presence in Kashmir in some or the other form ever since formation of the State under Dogra. During Pratap Singh the British proposed setting up a formal formation which was resisted by the Dogra who in turn offered British the commitment to support whenever needed. This 1943 picture of a British Military contingent is an expedition headed to the Northern Areas

 

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