War / Battle


326 B.C. Jhelum of Hydaspes It was fought between Alexander and Ruler of Jhelum and Chenab. Alexander the Great, defeated Porus, the Paurava king. Impressed by the valour of Porus, ultimately Alexander returned his kingdom to him.
261 B.C. Kalinga War Ashoka defeated the king of Kalinga. Ashoka embraced Buddhism and preached it during the rest of his life after this war.
1191 A.D. First Battle of Tarain Prithviraj Chauhan defeats Mohammed Ghori
1192 A.D. Second Battle of Tarain Ghori defeats Prithviraj Chauhan
1194 A.D. Battle of Chhandwar Ghori defeats Jaichandra of Kannauj
1526 A.D. First Battle of Panipat Babar defeated Ibrahim Lodi. This war laid the foundation of the Mughal rule in India.
1527 A.D. Battle of Khanua Babar defeated Rana Sanga of Mewar. This battle resulted in the powerful Rajput confederacy.
1529 A.D. Battle of Ghaghara Babar defeats the Afghans
1539 A.D. Battle of Chausa Sher Shah Suri defeats Humayun
1540 A.D. Battle of Kannauj (or Bilgram) Sher Shah Suri defeats Humayun
1556 A.D. Second Battle of Panipat Bairam Khan (representing Akbar) defeats Hemu (the Hindu general).
1565 A.D. Battle of Talikota (or Banihatti) Vijaynagar empire (represented by Sadasiva) loses against an alliance formed by Ahmednagar, Bijapur, Golkonda and Bidar
1576 A.D. Battle of Haldighati Akbar's forces headed by Raja Man Singh and Asaf Khan defeated Rana Pratap but he refused to surrender to the Mughal Power.
1615 A.D. Mewar submitted to the Mughals Peace treaty signed between Jahangiri and Rana Amar Singh of Mewar.
1649 A.D. Mughal-Safavid War Mughals lose Kandahar to Persia
1658 A.D. Battle of Dharmatt and Samugarh Aurangzeb defeats Dara Shikoh
1665 A.D. Seige of Purandar Raja Jai Singh defeats Shivaji. Treaty of Purandar signed
1708 A.D. Battle of Khed Shahu defeats Tara Bai.
1737 A.D. Battle of Bhopal Baji Rao defeats Mohammed Shah.
1739 A.D. Battle of Karnal Nadir Shah defeats Mohammed Shah.
1757 A.D. Battle of Plassey Robert Cive defeats Siraj-ud-daula, the Nawab of Bengal
1760 A.D. Battle of Wandiwash The English defeated the French. The battle sealed the fate of the French in India and paved the way for English rule in India
1761 A.D. Third Battle of Panipat Fought between Ahmad Shah Abdali and Marathas. Ahmed Shah Abdali defeated Marathas.
1764 A.D. Battle of Buxar Hector Munro defeats combined armies of Nawab Mir Qasim of Bengal, Nawab Shuja-ud-daula of Awadh and Mughal emperor Shah Alam
1767-69 A.D. First Anglo Mysore War Hyder Ali defeats English forces
1766-69 A.D. First Anglo Maratha War British defeated
1770 A.D. Battle of Udgir Marathas defeat the Nizam
1780-84 A.D. Second Anglo Mysore War Hyder Ali dies. Treaty of Mangalore is signed
1789-92 A.D. Third Anglo Mysore War Tipu Sultan defeated. Treaty of Serirangapatnam is signed.
1799 A.D. Fourth Anglo Mysore War Tipu Sultan is defeated and killed
1803-06 A.D. Second Anglo Maratha War Marathas lose to the British
1817-19 A.D. Third Anglo Maratha War Marathas lose to the British again
1824-26 A.D. First Anglo Burmese War British win over Burmese.
1839-42 A.D. First Anglo Afghan War British defeat Afghan ruler Dost Mohammad
1845-46 A.D. First Anglo Sikh War Sikhs lose to the British
1848-49 A.D. Second Anglo Sikh War Punjab annexed by the British
1852 A.D. Second Anglo Burmese War British win the war
1865 A.D. Third Angio Burmese War British win and Burma is annexed
1868-80 A.D. Second Anglo Afghan War Treaty of Gandamak is signed
1885 A.D. Burmese War As a result of this war, the whole of was occupied by the English and made a part of India.
1919-21 A.D. Third Anglo Afghan War Ended in an Artimice. Durand line established.
1965 A.D. Indo-Pak War 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.
1971 A.D. Indo-Pak War 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.