Accession Number : AD1038800

Title :   India's British Army: the Honorable East India Company's Lasting Military Impact

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

Personal Author(s) : Nelson,Craig J

Full Text :

Report Date : 09 Jun 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : Given the disappointing results of U. S. interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan to reach strategic goals through influence on those countries' military elements of national power, it is logical to conclude that it is a mistake to impose western military doctrine in places which have developed free of western context. However, Great Britain met its strategic goals throughout the Indian subcontinent in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries by cultivating a privatized and indigenous military force there by way of the Honorable East India Company. In doing so, the Company achieved lasting effects in India which offer insight into how modern military advisors could improve efforts at security cooperation with foreign allies.

Descriptors :   military history , army , lessons learned , india , military forces (foreign) , international relations , military doctrine , legislation , military training , military personnel , policies , finance , government (foreign) , military advisors

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE