Important Battles in the Indian History

Scholarship Examination in India

Wars and battles have influence on a country’s cultural and linguistic ideologies. India has witnessed various wars and battles fought between different dynasties and empires. Some of the wars & battles in Indian history has never lost its significance. Here we have listed the Important Battles in the Indian History which are regularly been asked in SSC, UPSC and banking exams under General Awareness section. 


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.

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