The last major extension of British Indian territory took place during the time of

(A) Dufferin
(B) Dalhousie
(C) Lytton
(D) Curzon

Correct Answer : Dalhousie
Question Asked : IAS (Pre) 2000
Explanation : The last major extension of British empire in India took place during the tenure of Lord Dalhousie who was the Governor General for East India Company between 1848 and 1856 with the use of ‘doctrine of lapse, and on the basis of maladministration. The annexation policy of Lord Dalhousie extended the empire of British company by around 2.5 lakh square miles.
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