Which of the following was / were the key mistakes done by the British during the First Anglo-Afghan war?
1. An unpopular ruler was put on throne
2. Reports of discontent among people were not paid attention
3. British increased the forces abruptly in the wake of Opium wars
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [A] Only 1 & 2

  • Putting unpopular, puppet Shah Shuja on throne
  • British interference in Afghan religious matters
  • Inflation and proliferation of prostitution
  • False assumption of complete victory
  • Withdrawing of forces in the wake of ripening Opium wars
  • Not paid attention to reports of discontent
  • No consolidation of position in Afghanistan
  • Cut payments of routes guarding tribals

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