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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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