Fall of Kalat

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Fall of Kalat
Part of 1st Afghan War 1839-42
Date: August 1840
Location: Kalat, Baluchistan]
Presidency: Bombay
Co-ordinates: 29.132475°N 66.639079°E
Result: British victory
British & Indians Brahui tribesmen
Lieut Loveday Mir Mahomed Nusseer Khan
500-600 1000-1200

This was an event during the 1st Afghan War
For context see main article Affairs in Beloochistan


After the Capture of Kalat Mir Newas Khan was left in command with Lieut Loveday, 37th Bengal Native Infantry, as political agent. Mir Nusseer Khan, son of Mir Mehrab Khan, negotiated a surrender of the town and Lieut Loveday was taken prisoner. He was later murdered by his captors.

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Kalat
Variants: Khelat/Kelat/Kelat-e-Kohistan/Kelat-e-Nasseer

External Links

Afghan Wars Heritage History
1st Afghan War Wikipedia
Loveday in Kelat Google Books
Fall of Khelat Google Books
Death of Lieut Loveday Google Books
Loveday's body found at Dadur Google Books
Baluchistan Map Digital South Asia Library