Aliwal, Taran Taran

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Aliwal is located in Punjab
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 30°57′N 75°37′E / 30.950°N 75.617°E / 30.950; 75.617Coordinates: 30°57′N 75°37′E / 30.950°N 75.617°E / 30.950; 75.617
Country  India
State Punjab
District Tarn Taran
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Aliwal is a village in India, located in the Punjab, on the Sutlej, where, during the First Anglo-Sikh War, Sir Harry Smith gained a brilliant victory at the Battle of Aliwal over the Sikhs, whose forces had superior numbers, in 1846. Ailwal is a very old village in Punjab it is located in Taran Tarn district.

When partition was announced Ailwal had a Muslim majority, but was attacked by angry local Jatt Sikhs for revenge on the attack of Sikhs in Sialkot.