ARJAN SINGH THAPAARJAN SINGH THAPA was the son of the Gurkha general, Amar Singh Thapa, who had advanced his conquests up to Kangra in the early years of the nineteenth century. Maharaja Ranjit Singh expelled him from the Kangra hills, but the Gurkhas had fought so bravely that he decided to raise a Gurkha regiment. Arjan Singh recruited Gurkhas for the army of the Maharaja who gave him the rank of a captain in that regiment.
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