See also:Indian officer and
See also:administrator, was the son of General Robert Turnbull Sandeman, and was
See also:born on the 25th of
See also:February 1835 . He was educated at Perth and St Andrews University, and joined the 33rd Bengal
See also:Infantry in 1856 . When that regiment was disarmed at Phillour by General
See also:Nicholson during the
See also:Mutiny in 1857, he took
See also:part in the final capture of
See also:Lucknow as adjutant of the 1th Bengal Lancers . After the suppression of the Mutiny he was appointed to the
See also:Punjab Commission by
See also:Lawrence . In 1866 he was appointed
See also:district officer of Dera Ghazi Khan, and there first showed his capacity in dealing with the Baluch tribes . He was the first to break through the close-border
See also:system of
See also:Lord Lawrence, by extending
See also:British influence to the
See also:independent tribes beyond the border . In his hands this policy worked admirably, owing to his tact in managing the tribesmen and his
See also:genius for
See also:control . In 1876 he negotiated the treaty with the khan of KaIat, which subsequently governed the relations between
See also:Kalat and the Indian
See also:government; and in 1877 he was made
See also:agent to the
See also:governor-general in
See also:Baluchistan, an
See also:office which he held till his
See also:death . During the second Afghan War in 1878 his influence over the tribesmen was of the utmost importance, since it enabled him to keep intact the
See also:line of communications with
See also:Kandahar, and to control the tribes after the British disaster at
See also:Maiwand . For these services he was made K.C.S.I. in 1879 . In 1889 he occupied the
See also:Zhob valley, a strategic
See also:advantage which opened the
See also:Gomal Pass through the Waziri
See also:country to
See also:traffic . Sandeman's system was not so well suited to the
See also:Pathan as to his Baluch neighbour .
But in Baluchistan he was a
See also:pioneer, a pacificator and a successful administrator, who converted that country from a state of
See also:complete anarchy into a province as orderly as any in British India . He died at Bela, the capital of
See also:Las Bela state, on the 29th of
See also:January 1892, and there he lies buried under a handsome
See also:tomb . See T . H .
See also:Thornton, Sir Robert Sandeman (1895); and R . I .
See also:Bruce, The Forward Policy (1900) .
DANIEL SANDERS (1819-1896)
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