During the war at Khalanga fort, the General and Maubi, the Colonel attacked the fort with 3500 soldiers and 15 guns in their arms. One night before the attack of Khalanga fort, Sir Robert Gillespie wrote a threatening letter asking the Nepalese to surrender but Balbhadra Kunwar and his warriors rejected. The next morning English side attacked the fort, not only men but also women and children responded from fort. At the end English battalion, unable to resist the Nepalese army, made an escape to Dehradhun. At the escape of English force at defeat, Balbhadra Kunwar sent a letter to Kathmandu with request for more army help but no help was provided.
The well-equipped force made second attempt on the Khalanga fort, The Nepalese force responded with bricks and rocks. Nepalese women bravely blocked their hearts with holes that developed in the forts as the results of the guns fired by English soldiers. The English soldiers blocked the source of water in the fort, due to which, Nepalese had to surrender. Although Nepalese surrendered, even the Englishmen respected the bravery of the Nepalese warriors.
2nd August , 2014
Gorkha Patra Samsthan, Dharmapath Kathmandu
I would like to draw attention of the Nepalese people and the government for the conservation of the memorial stone at Nalapani through your newspaper. The stone was installed by the English in honor of the bravery shown by Bir Balabhadra Kunwar and his associates during the Anglo-Nepal War. It really speaks of the brave Nepalese people's courageous efforts to fight the British force that sense it is a glory and great asset of the nation. But it is not getting proper care these days. It is the time for taking necessary initiatives at the government and individual level. I hope the government with due co- operation of the people will launch necessary action for the conservation of the stone.