Important Battles in Indian History

Battles in Indian HistoryDetails
Battle of Hydaspeas – 326 B.C.Alexander defeated Porus.
Kalinga War – 261 B.C.Ashoka defeated Kalinga.
First Battle of Tarain – 1191 A.D.Prithvi Raj Chauhan defeated Mohammed Ghori.
Second Battle of Tarain – 1192 A.D.Mohammad Ghori defeated Prithvi Raj Chauhan.
Battle of Chandawar – 1193 or 1194Muhammad Ghori defeated Jaichandra Gaharwar.
First Battle of Panipat – 1526 A.D.Babar defeated Ibrahim Lodi.
Battle of Khanwa – 1527 A.D.Babar defeated Rana Sanga.
Battle of Ghaghra – 1529 A.D.Babar defeated Mahmud Lodhi and Sultan Nusrat Shah.
Battle of Chausa – 1539 A.D.Sher Shah Suri (Sher Khan) defeated Humayun.
Battle of Kannauj (or Bilgram) – 1540 A.D.Sher Shah Suri (Sher Khan) defeated Humayun.
Second Battle of Panipat – 1556 A.D.Bairam Khan (representing Mughal Emperor Akbar) defeated Hemu.
Battle of Talikota – 1565 A.D.Ahmednagar, Bijapur, Golkonda and Bidar formed alliance and defeated the Vijaynagar empire.
Battle of Haldighati – 1576 A.D.Akbar’s forces headed by Raja Man Singh and Asaf Khan defeated Rana Pratap. Rana Pratap refused to surrender to the Mughal Power.
Battle of Karnal – 1739 A.D.Nadir Shah defeated Mohd. Shah.
Battle of Plassey – 1757 A.D.Lord Clive defeated Siraj-ud-Daula.
Battle of Wandiwash – 1760 A.D.The English forces defeated the French forces.
Third Battle of Panipat – 1761 A.D.Ahmed Shah Abdali defeated the Marathas.
Battle of Buxar – 1764 A.D.The English forces defeated the alliance of Nawab Mir Qasim of Bengal, Nawab Shuja-ud-daula of Awadh and Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II.
First Anglo Mysore War – (1767-69 A.D.)Hyder Ali defeated the English forces.
Second Anglo Mysore War – (1780-84 A.D.)Hyder Ali died in the battle (1782) and subsequently led by his son Tipu Sultan. The war concluded with the Treaty of Mangalore (1784).
Third Anglo Mysore War – (1789-92 A.D.)The English forces defeated Tipu Sultan. Treaty of Srirangapatnam was signed.
Fourth Anglo Mysore War – 1799 A.D.Tipu Sultan was defeated and killed by the English forces.