General Knowledge - Indian Battles


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The following table explains the major wars fought on Indian territory −

War Fought between Time
Battle of the Ten Kings King Sudas of Trustu-Bharata Trib defeated Ten Kings 14 BCE
Battle of the Hydaspes Between King Porus and Alexander 326 BCE
Conquest of the Nanda Empire Between Chandragupta Maurya and Dhana Nanda 321-320 BCE
Seleucid-Mauryan war Between Chandragupta Maurya and Seleucus 303 BCE
Kalinga War Between Ashoka and Rani Padmavati 262 BCE
Common Era(CE)
Huna Invasion Between Huna and Gupta empire 458 CE
Battle of Pullalur Between the Chalukya king Pulakesin II and the Pallava king Mahendravarman I 618–619 CE
Battle of Vatapi Between the Pallavas and Chalukyas 642 CE
Battle of Rajasthan A series of battles fought between the Umayyad and later the Abbasid caliphates, and kings to the east of the Indus river 712-740 CE
Battle of Peshawar Mahmud of Ghazni defeated Jayapala 1000 CE
First Battle of Tarain Prithvi Raj Chauhan defeated Muhammad Ghori 1191 CE
Second Battle of Tarain Muhammad Ghori defeated Prithvi Raj Chauhan 1192 CE
Battle of Chandawar Muhammad Ghori defeated Jaichandra 1194 CE
First Battle of Panipat Babur defeated Ibrahim Lodhi 1526 CE
Battle of Khanwa Mughal Emperor Babur defeated Rana Sanga of Mewar 1527 CE
Battle of Chanderi Babur defeated Medini Rai of Chanderi 1528 CE
Battle of Ghagra or Gogara Babur defeated Afghans 1529 CE
Battle of Chausa Shershah Suri defeated Mughal Emperor Humayun 1539 CE
Battle of kanauj or Billgram Shershah Suri defeated Mughal Emperor Humayun 1540 CE
Second Battle of Panipat Akbar defeated Hemu 1556 CE
Battle of Bannihatti or Tallikota Deccan sultanates defeated the Vijayanagara Empire 1565 CE
Battle of Haldighati Mughal Emperor's forces led by Man Singh I defeated Maharana Pratap 1576 CE
Battle of Kartarpur Between Mughal Emperor Shaha Jahan and Sikh led by Guru Hargobind Singh 1635 CE
Battle of Samugarh Between Dara Shikoh (the eldest son of Shah Jahan) and his two younger brothers Aurangzeb and Murad Baksh (third and fourth sons of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan) 1658 CE
Battle of Kolhapur Shivaji defeated Adilshahi forces 1659 CE
Battle of Purandar Mughal forces defeated Shivaji 1665 CE
Battle of Sinhagad Between Mughal Empire and Maratha Empire 1670 CE
Battle of Bhupalgarh Mughal forces defeated Shivaji 1679 CE
Battle of Palkhed The Marathas defeated the Nizam 1728 CE
Battle of Mandsaur Malharrao Holkar (Maratha leader) defeated Jai Singh (Rajput ruler) 1733 CE
First Battle of Delhi Maratha defeated the Mughals 1737 CE
Battle of Vasai Maratha defeated Portuguese 1939 CE
First Battle of Katwa Between Nawab of Bengal and Maratha 1742 CE
Second Battle of Katwa Between Nawab of Bengal and Maratha 1745 CE
First Carnatic War Between British and French forces 1746-1748 CE
Second Carnatic War British forces defeated French forces 1749-1754 CE
Battle of Plassey British forces defeated Nawab Siraj ud-Daulah of Bengal 1757 CE
Battle of Wandiwash Between British and French forces 1760 CE
Third Battle of Panipat The King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali defeated the Maratha Empire 1761 CE
Battle of Buxar Between the British East India Company led by Hector Munro and the combined army of Mir Qasim, the Nawab of Bengal; the Nawab of Awadh; and the Mughal King Shah Alam II 1764 CE
First Anglo–Mysore War Between the Sultanate of Mysore and the East India Company 1767–1769 CE
First Rohilla War Between Shuja-ud-Daula, Nawab of Awadh and the Rohillas 1773-1774 CE
First Anglo-Maratha War Between the British East India Company and Maratha Empire 1775-1782 CE
Second Anglo–Mysore War Between the Kingdom of Mysore and the British East India Company 1780–1784 CE
Third Anglo–Mysore War Between the Kingdom of Mysore and the East India Company 1790–1792 CE
Fourth Anglo–Mysore War Between the Kingdom of Mysore and the British East India Company 1798–1799 CE
Second Anglo-Maratha War Between the British East India Company and the Maratha Empire 1803–1805 CE
Third Anglo-Maratha War Between the British East India Company and the Maratha Empire 1817–1818 CE
First Anglo-Sikh War Between the Sikh Empire and the East India Company 1845-1846 CE
Second Anglo-Sikh War Between the Sikh Empire and the British East India Company 1848-1849 CE
Bhutan War Between Bhutan and British East India Company 1865 CE
Third Anglo-Afghan War Between British India and Afghan 1919 CE
Battle of Imphal Between British India (Allied forces) and Japan Emperor 1944 CE


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