What were the soldiers of the British East India Company called?
In the 18th century, the French East India Company and its other European counterparts employed locally recruited soldiers within India, mainly consisting of infantry designated as “sepoys“.
What is the abbreviation for the British Army?
|BEF||British Expeditionary Force|
|BFG||British Forces Germany|
|BFPO||British Forces Post Office|
Did the East India Company have an army?
At its height, it had an army of 260,000 (twice the size of Britain’s standing army) and was responsible for almost half of Britain’s trade. The subcontinent was now under the rule of the East India Company’s shareholders, who elected “merchant-statesmen” each year to dictate policy within its territory.
What is an Indian soldier called?
sepoy | Indian soldier | Britannica.
Who came first Dutch or English?
European Powers That Came To India
|Europeans||Came to India||Year|