Important battles in Indian history

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Dear readers, 
Here we are providing list of some Important Battles in Indian history which can be useful in your upcoming SSC exams.



1. Battle of Chausa: 1539
A.D.


The battle of Chausa was fought between Mughal emperor Humayun
and Sher Shah Suri. In this battle Humayun was defeated. It
facilitated Sher Khan to march on to Delhi at Agra.





2. Battle of Hydaspes 326 B.C.

Alexander the Great, defeated Porus, the Paurava king.


3. Battle of Kannauj (1540 A.D.) 


Sher Shah Suri defeated Humayun. After this battle,
Humayun fled to Iran and Sher Shah Suri occupied Delhi.



4.Battle of Kalinga 261
B.C.— Ashoka defeated the king of Kalinga
. Ashoka embraced Buddhism
and preached it during the rest of his life after this war. 



5. First Battle of Tarain or
Thaneswar A.D. 1191
 
Prithvi Raj Chauhan defeated
Mohammed Ghori. 



6. Second Battle of Tarain A.D. 1192
– Mohammed Ghori defeated Prithvi Raj
 Chauhan. Ghori’s
victory paved the way for the establishment of Muslim rule in India.



7. First Battle of Panipat
1526
Babur defeated Ibrahim Lodhi. This laid the foundation of
the Mughal rule in India. 



8. Second Battle of Panipat
1556
Bairam Khan (Akbar’s General) defeated Hemu (the
Hindu General and right-hand man of Mohd. Adil Shah). It also ended the Afghan
Rule and Mughal Rule began instead. 



9. Third Battle of Panipat 1761
Ahmed
Shah Abdali defeated Marathas. It gave a terrible blow to the Maratha
power. It made the field clear for the English. 



10. Battle of Khanwah 1527
Babar
defeated Rana Sanga of Mewar. This battle resulted in the defeat of the
powerful Rajput confederacy. 



11.  Battle of Talikota 1564- 65
United
alliance between Bijapur, Bidar, Ahmednagar and Golkonda under Hussain Nizam
Shah defeated Ram Raja of Vijayanagar. It destroyed the Hindu Kingdom of
Vijayanagar. 



12.  Battle of Haldighati 1576
 Akbar’s forces
headed by Raja Man Singh defeated Rana Pratap, the brave
Rajput king. Though defeated, Rana Pratap refused to accept Mughal authority
and carried on warfare till his death. 



13.  Battle of Plassey 1757
 The English
under Lord Clive defeated Siraj-ud-Daulah. It brought Muslim Rule
in Bengal to an end and laid foundations of the British Rule in India. 



14.  Battle of Wandiwash 1760
The English
defeated the French. The battle sealed the fate of the French in India and
paved the way for English rule in India.



15.  Battle of Buxar 1764
Fought in 1764
between the forces of the English and the combined forces of Mir Qasim,
Shuja-ud-Daulah (Nawab of Oudh) and the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam. The English
victory at Buxar finally riveted the shackles of the Company’s rule
upon Bengal. 


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  1. This description of Indian Battles, without any exaggeration, is better than the best.

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