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Important Battles in the history of India
 
 
 

 
1. Battle of Hydaspes
 
Year : 326 BC
Battle Between : Alexander and Porus
Won by : Alexander
Significance: Fought on the bank of the Jhelum which is called ‘hydaspes’ in Greek Opened relations Between India and the west.
 
2. Kalinga war 
 
Year : 260 BC
Battle Between : Ashoka and King of Kalinga
Won by : Ashoka the great
Significance : vast destruction and bloodshed changed the attitude of ashoka and the embraced Buddhism.
 
3. First Battle of Tarain or Thaneswar
 
Year : 1191 AD
Battle Between : Prithviraj Chauhan and Mohammad Ghori
Won By : Prithviraj Chauhan
 
4. Second Battle of Tarain
 
Year: 1192 AD
Battle between : Prithviraj Chauhan and Mohammad Ghori
Significance : Establishment of an Islamic Empire in India
 
5. First Battle of Panipat
 
Year : 1526 AD
Battle between : Ibrahim Lodhi and Babur
Won by : Babur
Significance : onset of the Mughal Empire in India
 
6. Battle of Khanwa
 
Year : 1527 AD
Battle Between : Babur and Rana Sanga
Won by : Babur
 
7. Battle of Chausa
 
Year : 1539 AD
Battle Between : sher Shah suri and Humayun
Won by : Sher Shah Suri
Significance: Sher Shah became Emperor of India
 
8. Second Battle of Panipat
 
Year : 1556 AD
Battle Between : Akbar and Hemu
Won by : Akbar
Significance : Ended Afghan Rule Strengthened Mughal Rule in India
 
9. Battle of Talikota
 
Year : 1565 AD
Battle Between : combined forces of 4 Muslim rulers of Deccan and Ramarajya of Vijaynagar
Won by : muslim forces
Significance : Destroyed Hindu kingdom of the Deccan Sealed the Fortunes of Vijaynagar Empire.
 
10. Battle of Haldighati
 
Year: 1576 AD
Battle Between : Rana Pratap and Akbar
Won by : Akbar
Significance : Rana Pratap fought gallantly and took refuge in a remote fortress.
 
11. Battle of Samugarh
 
Year: 1659 AD
Battle between : Aurangzeb and imperial forces led by Dara
Won by : Aurangzeb
Significance : Aurangzeb captured the Mughal throne.
 
12. Battle of Plassey
 
Year : 1757 AD
Battle between : Sirajuddaula and English forces Under Robert Clive
Won by : English forces
Significance : fought at Plassey the English became masters of Bengal foundation of British rule
 
13. Third Battle of Panipat
 
Year : 1761 AD
Battle Between : Ahmad Shah Abdali and the Marathas
Won by : Ahmed Shah Abdali
Significance : Gave a setback to Marathas in the north sealed destiny of Mughal empire and made British entry easier
 
14. Battle of Buxar
 
Year : 1764 AD
Battle between : joint forces of Muslim and English forces
Won by : English forces
Significance : led to English occupation of india
 
15. Third Mysore War
 
Year :   1790- 1792 AD
Battle between : English forces and Tipu sultan
Won by : English forces
Significance :  Tipu sultan had to sign treaty of the seringa pattam
 
16. Fourth Mysore War
 
Year : 1799 AD
Battle between : English forces and Tipu Sultan
Won by : English forces
Significance : Fought at Malavali and brought the Mohammedan dynasty of Mysore to end.
 
17. Second Sikh War 
 
Year : 1848 – 1849 AD
Battle between : English forces and Sikhs
Won by : English forces
Significance : Sikh kingdom came under the British.
 

Important Battles in history of India

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