Siege of Diu (1531)

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Siege of Diu (1531)
Part of the Ottoman–Portuguese conflicts
Date 1531
Location Diu, Gujarat Sultanate
Result Decisive Ottoman-Gujarati victory
Naval Ensign of the Ottoman Empire (1453–1793).svg Ottoman Empire
Gujarat Sultanate Flag.gifGujarat Sultanate
Flag Portugal (1521).svg Portuguese Empire
Commanders and leaders
Mustafa Bayram Nuno da Cunha

The Siege of Diu occurred when a combined Ottoman-Gujarati force defeated a Portuguese attempt to capture the city of Diu in 1531. The victory was partly the result of Ottoman firepower over the Portuguese besiegers deployed by Mustafa Bayram, an Ottoman expert.[2]

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  1. ^ Pan-Islamism: Indian Muslims, the Ottomans and Britain, 1877-1924, Azmi Özcan, page 4, 1997
  2. ^ Guns for the sultan: military power and the weapons industry in the Ottoman Empire, Gábor Ágoston, page 194, 2005