Write a short note about Gurkha war:
Nepal emerged as a powerful Gurkha state in 1768. This country is situated todhe north of India with its boundary touching China in the north and Bengal and Oudh in the East and South, respectively. In 1801, the British acquired the districts of Gorakhpur and Basti from the Nawab of Oudh. This more brought the boundary of Nepal to touch the British frontier. The aggressions of the Gurkhas into the British territories culminated in a war. In May 1814, the Gurkhas attacked the British 5. police post and killed 18 Policeman and their officer. .Hastings declared war on Nepal. In 1814 several battles were fought between the British and the Gurkhas. Amar SinghThapa, the able general of Nepal Army was forced to surrender.