HL Deb 07 March 1879 vol 244 c367

I beg to ask the noble Viscount the Secretary of State for India, Whether he has any information with regard to regiments said to have been sent to Burmah?


My Lords, yesterday I received a telegram from the Viceroy, stating that troops had been despatched to British Burmah—not in consequence of anything that had happened at Burmah, but merely as a precautionary measure recommended by the Resident. I will read the telegram to your Lordships — In compliance with a strong recommendation of the Chief Comissioner of Rangoon and the Resident at Mandalay, measures have been taken to reinforce the garrison of British Burmah by three regiments—namely, two of Native infantry and one of British. That is all the information I have received; but I have telegraphed for further information.

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