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First Afghan War took place in

[A]. 1839
[B]. 1843
[C]. 1833
[D]. 1848

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

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Arti Sharma said: (Nov 30, 2010)  
Please discuss this in detail.

Ansari Hashim said: (Jan 17, 2011)  
With the failure of the Burnes mission (1837), the governor general of India, Lord Auckland, ordered an invasion of Afghanistan, with the object of restoring shah Shuja (also Shoja), who had ruled Afghanistan from 1803 to 1809. From the point of the view of the British, the First Anglo-Afghan War (often called "Auckland's Folly") was an unmitigated disaster. The war demonstrated the ease of overrunning Afghanistan and the difficulty of holding it.

An army of British and Indian troops set out from the Punjab in December 1838 and by late March 1839 had reached Quetta.

Manish said: (Jan 24, 2011)  
between ?

Jaya said: (Aug 9, 2011)  
The First Afghan War was fought between British India and Afghanistan from 1839 to 1842.

Kavi said: (Aug 23, 2011)  
Thanks jaya...

Ajay said: (Sep 2, 2011)  
Usefull information jaya thank you.

Shivankar said: (Sep 9, 2011)  
The First Anglo-Afghan War (also known as Auckland's Folly) was fought between British India and Afghanistan from 1839 to 1842. It was one of the first major conflicts during the Great Game, the 19th century competition for power and influence in Central Asia between the United Kingdom and Russia,

Khushboo said: (Oct 23, 2011)  
Thanks shivankar.

Sherin Edison said: (Nov 24, 2011)  
Thank you shivankar.

Vrinda said: (Feb 9, 2012)  
Thanks Ansari.

Kmkumar said: (Mar 20, 2012)  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Anglo-Afghan_War

Sehar said: (May 10, 2012)  
It is also known as Auckland's Folly and was fought between British India and Afghanistan from 1839-1842.

Bilal said: (Jun 9, 2012)  
Thanks ansari.

Shumaila said: (Sep 11, 2012)  
The First Anglo-Afghan War is also known as Auckland's Folly. Most of the British troops and casualties were India.

Aryaman Tekur said: (Sep 13, 2012)  
The Afgan war is the Afghanistani war fought in 1839.

With the failure of the Burnes mission (1837), the governor general of India, Lord Auckland, ordered an invasion of Afghanistan, with the object of restoring shah Shuja (also Shoja), who had ruled Afghanistan from 1803 to 1809. From the point of the view of the British, the First Anglo-Afghan War (often called "Auckland's Folly") was an unmitigated disaster. The war demonstrated the ease of overrunning Afghanistan and the difficulty of holding it.

An army of British and Indian troops set out from the Punjab in December 1838 and by late March 1839 had reached Quetta.

Manoj said: (Jan 19, 2013)  
First Afghan War.

Date: January 1842.

Place: Central Afghanistan.

Combatants: British and Indians of the Bengal Army and the army of Shah Shuja against Afghans and Ghilzai tribesmen.

Anup Yadav said: (Aug 26, 2013)  
The First Anglo-Afghan War is also known as Auckland's Folly.

Aril said: (May 3, 2014)  
Total how many wars were fought between afghanistan and UK?

Manoj Kumar said: (Jul 11, 2014)  
First Afghan War (also known as Auckland's Folly) was fought between the British East India Company and Afghanistan from 1839 to 1842; 4,500 British and Indian soldiers, plus 12,000 of their camp followers, were killed by Afghan tribal fighters. It was one of the first major conflicts during the Great Game, the 19th century competition for power and influence in Asia between the United Kingdom and the Russian Empire.

Chaitanya said: (Sep 19, 2014)  
What is Burnes mission ? can anyone explain me?

Kazim said: (Oct 8, 2014)  
It is also known as Auckland's Folly and was fought between British India and Afghanistan from 1839-1842.

Lovepreet Singh said: (Oct 25, 2014)  
Who was the winner of the war? Afghanistan or British.

Mohin said: (Nov 22, 2014)  
What is Burns Mission?

Ahmed Nawaz Khan said: (Jun 29, 2015)  
Who was the winner of said war?

Sharukh said: (Jul 22, 2015)  
Afghan troop easily won as they were 30,000 on the other hand British and Indian combine to form 4500.

Malini Madhavan said: (Jul 25, 2015)  
How many peoples were killed in this war?

Dhiraj Mishra said: (Aug 2, 2015)  
The First Anglo-Afghan War was fought between the British East India Company and Afghanistan from 1839 to 1842. It is famous for the killing of 4,500 British and Indian soldiers, plus 12,000 of their camp followers, by Afghan tribal fighters, but the British defeated the Afghans in the concluding engagement.

It was one of the first major conflicts during the Great Game, the 19th century competition for power and influence in Asia between the United Kingdom and the Russian Empire.

V.Hima Sankar said: (Dec 4, 2015)  
Thank you for giving me expected answers & thanks a lot to all and one more question "what are the reasons behind the war can any one clarify doubt?".

Deepti said: (Sep 19, 2016)  
Thanks for giving the answer with helpful information.

Telugump3 said: (Oct 19, 2016)  
1 st Afghan war 1839 in the period lord Auckland viceroy of India his in the year 1836 - 1842.

Devaraj J said: (Mar 21, 2017)  
A British-Indian force attacks Ghazni fort during the First Afghan War, c.1839. The First Anglo-Afghan War (also known as the great disaster [citation needed]) was fought between British imperial India and the Emirate of Afghanistan from 1839 to 1842.

Kenny said: (Apr 8, 2017)  
You all share the great information. Thanks to all.

Naina said: (Apr 18, 2017)  
Between British Imperial India and The Emirate of Afghanistan from 1839 - 1842.

Aquib said: (Feb 17, 2018)  
I want to know that! Is there any relation between Anglo-afghan war and Britain-China war. Because it took place in the same year in 1839-1842?

Suhail said: (Aug 28, 2019)  
What is Burnes mission?

Manohara S Nagaraj said: (May 6, 2020)  
Between 1839 and 1842, British imperial forces fought a bitter war in Afghanistan. Initially successful, the campaign ended with Britain withdrawing from the country has suffered one of the worst military disasters of the 19th century.

Pranjal said: (Dec 16, 2020)  
A British-Indian force attacks Ghazni fort during the First Afghan War, 1839.

Aman Kumar Kewate said: (Jul 28, 2021)  
Anglo-Afghan Wars, also called Afghan Wars, three conflicts (1839-42; 1878-80; 1919) in which Great Britain, from its base in India, sought to extend its control over neighboring Afghanistan and to oppose Russian influence there.


First Anglo-Afghan War:

Following a protracted civil war that began in 1816, the Bārakzay clan became the ruling dynasty of Afghanistan, with its most powerful member, Dōst Moḥammad Khan, ascending the throne in 1826. With Great Britain and Russia maneuvering for influence in Afghanistan, Dōst Moḥammad was forced to balance his country between the two great powers. The British, feeling that Dōst Moḥammad was either hostile to them or unable to resist Russian penetration, moved to take a direct role in Afghan affairs.

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