Ans. 1. The British could not do any damage tot he Sikh region as long as Maharaja Ranjit Singh was on the throne.
2. The Sikh empire had spread in the regions of Punjab, Sindh, Kashmir and areas in Pakistan.
3. In the wake of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's death in 1839, the quarrels among the successors of the Sikh empire became an advantage for the British.
4. Thus, the England empire won the vast region under the Sikh empire between 1845 and 1849.