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Battles in Indian History

In Indian history, there are a number of remarkable battles that have left an indelible mark on the subcontinent’s destiny. In this post, we will see important battles fought in India and the outcomes of the battle.

Important Battles Fought in Indian History

Name of the BattlePeriodOutcome
Battle of Haldighati1576 A.DAkbar’s forces headed by Raja Man Singh and Asaf Khan defeated Rana Pratap. Rana Pratap refused to surrender to the Mughal Power.
Battle of Karnal1739 A.DNadir Shah defeated Mohd. Shah.
Battle of Plassey1757 A.D.Lord Clive defeated Siraj-ud-Daula.
Battle of Wandiwash 1760 A.D.Lord Clive defeated Siraj-ud-Daula.
Third Battle of Panipat 1761 A.DAhmed Shah Abdali defeated the Marathas.
Battle of Buxar1764 A.D.The English forces defeated the alliance of Nawab Mir Qasim of Bengal, Nawab Shuja-ud-daula of Awadh and Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II.
First Anglo Mysore War 1767-69 A.D.)Hyder Ali defeated the English forces.
Second Anglo Mysore War (1780-84 A.D.)Hyder Ali died in the battle (1782) and subsequently led by his son Tipu Sultan. The war concluded with the Treaty of Mangalore (1784).
Third Anglo Mysore War (1789-92 A.D.)The English forces defeated Tipu Sultan. Treaty of Srirangapatnam was signed.
Fourth Anglo Mysore War 1799 A.D.Tipu Sultan was defeated and killed by the English forces.
Battle of Hydaspeas 326 B.C.Alexander defeated Porus.
Kalinga War 261 B.C.Ashoka defeated Kalinga.
First Battle of Tarain 1191 A.D.Prithvi Raj Chauhan defeated Mohammed Ghori.
Second Battle of Tarain 1192 A.D.Mohammad Ghori defeated Prithvi Raj Chauhan.
Battle of Chandawar 1193 or 1194Muhammad Ghori defeated Jaichandra Gaharwar.
First Battle of Panipat 1526 A.D.Babar defeated Ibrahim Lodi.
Battle of Khanwa 1527 A.D.Babar defeated Rana Sanga.
Battle of Ghaghra1529 A.D.Babar defeated Mahmud Lodhi and Sultan Nusrat Shah.
Battle of Chausa 1539 A.DSher Shah Suri (Sher Khan) defeated Humayun.
Second Battle of Panipat 1556 A.D.Bairam Khan (representing Mughal Emperor Akbar) defeated Hemu.
Battle of Talikota1565 A.DAhmednagar, Bijapur, Golkonda and Bidar formed alliance and defeated the Vijaynagar empire.