§ MR. DALZIEL (Kirkcaldy, &c.)
asked the Under Secretary of State for India whether the Government had any information about the severe fighting in India, reports of which had appeared in that day's papers?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Mr. GEORGE RUSSELL,) North Beds.
The following telegram has been received from the Viceroy, dated March 14:—British Agent, Gilgit, reports fighting in Chilas. Enemy attacked fort, but were repulsed and fled, with loss of 150 or 200 men. Loss on our side: Killed, Major Daniell, three Native officers, 19 men, Kashmir troops; wounded severely, one Native officer, 23 men; slightly wounded, Lieutenant Moberley, five men. Durand has sent reinforcements. He telegraphs 'no cause for anxiety.' Daniell was shot through the heart when attacking village in which enemy were entrenched.We have no means of explaining this disturbance. Our latest information (up to December 27) stated that all was well. We have telegraphed for particulars as to the cause of the attack and its precise locality.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ House adjourned at five minutes before Six o'clock.