Minto-Metcalfe Treaty 1809

Charles Theophilus Metcalfe, who later served as Governor General of India was sent as envoy to the Sikh court of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Lahore.

The British Government signed the treaty of “Mutual Friendship“, which is also called Minto-Metcalfe Treaty with Maharaja Ranjit Singh on 30 May 1809. This Friendship was based upon the British fear of attack from Napoleon or Russia from the Northern frontiers of the British Empire in India.

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