Battle of Vasai

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Battle of Vasai
Date 1739
Location Vasai, India
Result Decisive Maratha victory

Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg Maratha Empire

Flag Portugal (1707).svg Portuguese Empire
Commanders and leaders
Chimaji Appa Captain João Xavier Pinto
Martinho da Silveyra
Casualties and losses
5000[1] 800

The Battle of Vasai was fought between the Marathas and the Portuguese rulers of Vasai (Portuguese, Baçaim; English, Bassein), a village lying near Mumbai (Bombay) in the present-day state of Maharashtra, India. The Marathas were led by Chimaji Appa, a brother of Peshwa Baji Rao I. Maratha victory in this war was a major achievement of Baji Rao I's reign.[2]


Coordinates: 19°28′N 72°48′E / 19.467°N 72.800°E / 19.467; 72.800