List of Important Battles and Wars in India

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Battle of Jhelum of Hydaspes (326 B.C.): It was fought between Alexander and Ruler of Jhelum and Chenab. Victory embraced Alexander.

Battle of Kalinga (261 B.C.): Ashoka defeated the king of Kalinga. Later on King Ashoka became a Buddhist.

First Battle of Tarain (1191 A.D.): Prithvi Raj Chauhan defeated Mohammed Ghori.

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Second Battle of Tarain (1192 A.D.): Mohammad Ghori defeated Prithvi Raj Chauhan.

First Battle of Panipat (1526 A.D.): Babar defeated Ibrahim Lodi. This war laid the foundation of the Mughal rule in India.

Second Battle of Panipat (1556 A.D.): Akbar defeated Hemu (the Hindu general).

Battle of Kanwah (1527 A.D.): Babar defeated Rana Sanga of Mewar. This battle resulted in the powerful Rajput confederacy.

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Battle of Haldighati (1576 A.D.): Akbar’s forces headed by Raja Man Singh and Asaf Khan defeated Rana Pratap but he refused to surrender to the Mughal Power.

Battle of Plassey (1757 A.D.): Lord Clive defeated Siraj-ud-Daula supported by the French forces.

Third Battle of Panipat (1761 A.D.): Fought between Ahmad Shah Abdali and Marathas. Ahmed Shah Abdali defeated Marathas.

Battle of Wandiwash (1760 A.D.): The English defeated the French.

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Battle of Buxar (1764) : The combined forces of Mir Kasim and India of English became supreme in

Battle of Cheelianwala (1849 A.D.): The East India Company defeated the Sikhs led by Sher Singh.

Burmese War (1885 A.D.): As a result of this war, the whole of was occupied by the English and made a part of India.

Indo-Pak War (1965 A.D.): Pakistan attacked India to occupy Kashmir. It continued for three weeks, and brought to a stop by a call for cease-fire by the Security Council.

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Indo-Pak War (1971 A.D.): Pakistan attacked India on Dec. 3. India retaliated strongly and forcefully. India defeated Pakistan on all fronts. Pakistan Army surrendered to Indian Armed Forces and Bangladesh Forces in Eastern Sector.

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