Discus the causes for the Third Mysore War.
- Tipu Sultan strengthened his position by undertaking various internal reforms. This created worries to the British, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Marathas.
- Moreover, Tipu made attempts to seek the help of France and Turkey by sending envoys to those countries.
- He also expanded is territories at the cost of his neighbours, particularly the Raja of Travancore, who was an ally of the British
- In 1789, the British concluded a tripartite alliance with the Nizam and the Marathas against Tipu.