Maharaja Ganga Singh and Bikaner Camel Corps in Boxer Rebellion

1896 pic – not a Boxer Rebellion image.
Indian regiments in Boxer Rebellion, China included Sikhs, Goorkhas, Rajputs and others. Even royal princes provided their services. At nineteen years of age, Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner raised a unit of 500 soldiers mounted on CAMELS – Bikaner Camel Corps or Ganga Risala as they were known campaigned as part of imperial troops in China, WWI and WWII. The Indian Military camel corps were disbanded after 1975.

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