Important Battles in the History of India

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Name of the Battle Year Importance
1st battle of Panipat 1526 Babar defeated Ibrahim Lodi
1st battle of Tarain 1191 Prithviraj Chauhan defeated Mohammed Ghori
2nd battle of Panipat 1556 Akbar defeated Hemu
2nd battle of Tarain 1192 Mohammad Ghori defeated Prithviraj Chauhan
3rd battle of Panipat 1761 Ahmed Shah Abdali defeated the Marathas
Battle of Buxar 1764 British defeated the combined forces of Mir Qasim, Shuja-ud-duala (Nawab of Oudh) and Shah Alam II(Mughal emperor). This completed the work began by the battle of Plassey.
Battle of Chausa 1539 Sher Shah defeated Humayun thus breaking the Mughal rule in India.
Battle of Ghaghra 1529 Babur defeated Mahmud Lodi and Sultan Nusrat Shah thus establishing Mughal rule in India.
Battle of Haldighati 1576 Undecisive battle between Raja Man Singh of Mughal Army and Rana Pratap of Mewar.
Battle of Kanauj or Billgram 1540 Sher Shah defeated Humayun for the second time.
Battle of Karnal 1739 Nadir Shah defeated Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah.
Battle of Khanwa 1527 Babur defeated Rana Sunga further strengthening his foothold in India.
Battle of Plassey 1757 British defeated Siraj-ud-duala with the help of Mir Zafar. This battle laid the foundation of British empire in India.
Battle of Samugarh 1658 Aurangzeb defeated Dara Shikoh.
Battle of Talikota 1565 Deccan Sultanates defeated the glorious Vijayanagar empire
Battle of Wandiwash 1760 British decisively defeated the French in India. The Seven years war (1756 - 1763) between the British and the French in Europe ran parallel to this war. 3 Carnatic wars were fought between the British and the French and this battle was a part of the 3rd Carnatic War.

History of India - important ancient battles / wars

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