The Imperial Service Troops were created in 1888 from amongst the armies of the
Independent Princely Indian States in British India. Under the scheme troops from the participating States were trained under British supervision but completely led by Indian officers and were then used both on the North West Frontier of India and in places as far away as China during the Boxer Rebellion and Somaliland. By the turn of the Twentieth Century the force numbered about 19,000 men. One of the units participating in putting down the uprisings of 1897-98 were the Johdpur Lancers. I need to find out more about this unit! So I purchased (thank you Amazon) Jodhpur Lancers (Paid Link), by Michael Creese. Every hear of the Battle of Haifa during World War I? You have to read this book!