Battle of Sonipat

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Battle of Sonipat
Date1709
Location
Result Sikh victory.[1]
Belligerents
Nishan Sahib.svg Khalsa Alam of the Mughal Empire.svg Mughal Empire
Commanders and leaders
  • Bahadur Shah
  • Wazir Khan (Sirhind)
  • Faujdar of Sonipat
  • Banda Bahadur War Memorial in Khanda, Sonipat

    The Battle of Sonipat was fought between Sikhs and Mughal Empire in 1709.

    Background and Battle[edit]

    In 1708, Banda Singh Bahadur became the leader of Sikh army and he was sent to Punjab to fight against Mughal Empire. He first camped at Khanda and marched to Sonipat attacked the town and threw an open challenge to Mughal Empire.[2] The faujdar was utterly unprepared but was routed[3] and was defeated and the winners looted the state treasury.

    References[edit]

    1. ^ History of Islam, p. 506, at Google Books
    2. ^ Sagoo, Harbans (2001). Banda Singh Bahadur and Sikh Sovereignty. Deep & Deep Publications.
    3. ^ Frances Pritchett. "XIX. A Century of Political Decline: 1707-1803". Columbia.edu. Retrieved 2012-04-29.