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Important Battles of Indian History

List of Famous Battles in History of India




Important Battles of Indian History
BC
327-26
Alexander invades India. Defeats Porus in the Battle of Hydaspes (Jhelum) 326 BC
305
Chandragupta Maurya defeats the Greek King Seleucus.
216
The Kalinga War. Conquest of Kalinga by Ashoka.
c. 155
Menander's invasion of India
c. 90
The Saka invade India
AD
454
The first Huna invasion
495
The second Huna invasion
711-712
The Arab invasion of Sind under Mohammed-bin-Qasim
1000-27
Mahmud Ghazni invades India 17 times
1175-1206
Invasions of Muhammad Ghori. First Battle of Tarain.
1191 - Prithvi Raj Chauhan defeats Muhammad Ghori; Second Battle of Tarain,
1192 - Muhammad Ghori defeats Prithvi Chauhan; Battle of Chandawar,
1194 - Muhammad Ghori defeats Jayachandra Gahadvala of Kanauj.
1294
Alauddin Khilji invades the Yadava kingdom of Devagiri. The first Turkish invasion of the Deccan.
1398
Timur invades India. Defeats the Tughlaq Sultan Mahmud Shah; the Sack of Delhi
1526
Babur invades India and defeats the last Lodi Sultan Ibrahim Lohi in the first Battle of Panipat.
1539-40
Battles of Chusa or Ghaghra (1539) and Kanauj or Ganges (1540) in which Sher Shah defeats Humayun.
1545
Battle (siege) of kalinjar and death of Sher Shah Suri.
1556
Second Battle of Panipat. Akbar defeats Hemu.
1565
Battle of Rakatakshasi-Tangadi (Talikota) in which the forces of the empire of Vijanagar under King Sadasiva Raya and his regent Rama Raya are routed by the confederate forces of the Deccani states of Bijapur, Golkonda, Ahmadnagar, and Bidar.
1576
Battle of Haldighati, Akbar defeats Rana Pratap of Mewar.
1632-33
Conquest of Ahmadnagar by Shah Jahan.
1658
Battles of Dharmat (April-May 1658) and Samugarh (June 8, 1658). Dara Shikoh, elest son of Shah Jahan, defeated by Aurangzeb.
1665
Shivaji defeated by Raja Jai Singh and Treaty of Purandhar.
1739
Invasion of India by Nadir Shah.
1746
First Carnatic War.
1748-54
Second Carnatic War.


1756-63
Third Carnatic War.
1757
Battle of Plassey. Siraj-ud-Daulah, the Nawab of Bengal, defeated by Clive.
1760
Battle of Wandiwash, in which the English under Sir Eyre Coote defeated the French under Lally.
1762
Third Battle of Panipat. Marathas defeated by Ahmad Shah Abdali.
1764
Battle of Buxar. The English (under Munro) defeated Mir Kasim, the Nawab of Bengal and Nawab Shuja-ud-daulah of Awadh.
1767-69
First Mysore War.
1774
The Rohilla War between the Rohillas and the Nawab of Awadh supported by the East India Company.
1775-82
First Maratha War
1780-82
Maratha War
1780-84
Second Mysore War
1792
Third Mysore War
1799
Fourth Mysore War, Defeat and death of Tipu Sultan
1802-04
Second Maratha War
1817-18
Third Maratha War
1845-46
First Sikh War
1846
Battle of Aliwal between the English and the Sikhs. The Sikhs were defeated.
1848-49
Second Sikh war and annexation of the Punjab to British India.
1857
The Revolt of 1857 (The First War of Indian Independence)
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