IMPHAL, Feb 24: The Treaty of Yandaboo between the British East India Company and the Burmese King of Ava, signed on February 24, 1826, which marked the end of the First Burmese War, was remembered Thursday in a function organised by the Manipur People Party (MPP).
Offering of floral tributes to the portrait of the Maharaja Gammbhir Singh, who regained Manipur’s freedom from the Burmese, marked the commemoration function held at the MPP officer, Imphal.
Resource persons who talked in the function recalled that starting in the late 1700s, the Burmese Kingdom began a period of military expansion in all directions. By the 1820s, the Burmese reached the borders of British India, and disputes over the affairs of border kingdoms and activities of anti-Burmese exiles in Indian territory eventually led to war. The treaty ended the war, and also directed the Burmese to cease its involvement in certain Border States such as Assam and Manipur and the states were annexed to the British Empire.