Battle of Kharda

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Battle of Kharda
Date 11 March 1795
Location Kharda, Maharashtra, India
Result Decisive Maratha victory, The Nizam ceded territory and paid an indemnity of Rupees 3 crores to Marathas [1]
 Maratha Confederacy Nizam of Hyderabad
Commanders and leaders
Jivba Dada Kerkar Mir Nizam Ali Khan, Asaf Jah II
Aristu Jah
130,000 110,000

The Battle of Kharda took place in 1795 between Nizam and Maratha Confedaracy Madhavrao II, in which Nizam was badly defeated.[2] Governor General John Shore followed the policy of non-intervention despite that Nizam was under his protection. So this led to the loss of trust with British. This was the last battle fought together by all the Maratha chiefs. The Maratha forces contained a fair number of Arab and Afghan mercenaries. Maratha forces consisted of cavalry, including gunners, bowmen, artillery and infantry. [3]


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  2. ^ Naravane, M.S. (2014). Battles of the Honorourable East India Company. A.P.H. Publishing Corporation. p. 178. ISBN 9788131300343. 
  3. ^ Dalrymple, William (2002). White Mughals. Harper Perennial. ISBN 978-0-00-655096-9. 

Coordinates: 25°25′55″N 73°27′30″E / 25.432036°N 73.458248°E / 25.432036; 73.458248