List of Indian battles

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The following list enumerates the battles that took place in India and those with any kingdom or government in India were belligerents.

Battle Year Place Part of Winner Loser Remarks
Battle of the Ten Kings c. 14th century BCE near the Ravi River in Punjab. King sudas of Trustu-Bharata Tribe Ten Kings Rigvedic tribes were conquered by Sudas. Bharatas settle in Kurukshetra. Emergence of Kuru Kingdom
Kurukshetra War c. 10th century BCE Kurukshetra, modern-day Haryana, India Territory-less Pandavas of the Kurus with the support of the mighty Panchala tribe and others. Kauravas (Kuru tribe) with capital at Hastinapura and their allies Reunification of the Kuru states of Hastinapura and Indraprastha under the Pandavas. Return of Panchal lands held by Drona to the original Panchala state.
Conquest of the Nanda Empire 321-320 BC Nanda Empire in Northern India Maurya Empire Nanda Empire
Battle of the Hydaspes 326 BC the bank of Hydaspes Seleucid Empire Paurava Kingdom The battle is historically significant for opening up India to Greek political (Seleucid, Greco-Bactrian, Indo-Greek) and cultural influences (Greco-Buddhist art), which continued to have an impact for many centuries
Seleucid–Mauryan war 303 BC Maurya Empire Seleucid Empire Chandragupta got married to the daughter of Seleucus
Kalinga War 262 BC Maurya Empire Kingdom of Kalinga Ashoka adapted Buddhism, and he started preaching Dharma Vijaya.
Battle of Pullalur 618 Pullalur Chalukya Dynasty Pallava Kingdom
Battle of Manimangala 640 Manimangala Pallava Kingdom Chalukya Dynasty
Battle of Vatapi 642 Vatapi Pallava Kingdom Chalukya Dynasty
Battle of Sri Purambiyam 879 Thirupurambiyam Rise of the Medieval Cholas Pallava Kingdom Pandya Kingdom
Umayyad campaigns in India 712-740 Rajasthan Gurjara-Pratihara and Chalukya dynasty Umayyad Caliphate Victory of Indian kingdoms, Arabs armies faced a crushing defeat.
Battle of Takkolam 949 Takkolam Rashtrakuta Dynasty Chola Empire
Battle of Kandalur Salai 1000 Kandalur Chola Empire Chera Dynasty
Battle of Donur 1007 Donur Chola Empire Western Chalukya Empire
Battle of Koppam 1054 Koppam Chola Empire Chalukya Dynasty
Battle of Kudal-Sangamam 1062 Kudalsangamama Chola Empire Western Chalukya Empire
Battle of Vijayawada 1068 Vijayawada Chola Empire Western Chalukya Empire
Battle of Nettur 1188 Nettur Chola Empire

Pandya Kingdom

Pandya Kingdom
First Battle of Tarain 1191 Tarain Chauhan Dynasty Ghurid Empire
Second Battle of Tarain 1192 Tarain Ghurid Empire Chauhan Dynasty The victory of Mu'izz al-Din was decisive, he took Bihar province in 1193 eradicating Buddhism in that area.
Battle of Chandawar 1194 Firozabad Ghurid Empire Gahadavala Dynasty
Battle of Beas River 1285 Beas River Delhi Sultanate Mongol Empire
Battle of Jalandhar 1298 Jalandhar Delhi Sultanate Mongol Empire
Battle of Sind 1298 Sindh Delhi Sultanate Mongol Empire
Battle of Kili 1299 Kili Delhi Sultanate Mongol Empire
Siege of Ranthombore 1301 Ranthombore Delhi Sultanate Chauhan Dynasty
Siege of Chittorgarh 1303 Chittorgarh Delhi Sultanate Guhila Dynasty
Battle of Amroha 1305 Amroha Delhi Sultanate Mongol Empire
Battle of Jalore 1310–14 Jalore Delhi Sultanate Chahamanas of Naddula
Battle of Mandalgarh and Banas 1442-1446 Kumbalmer Rajput Rajya

(Participating factions: Mewar Kingdom)

Delhi Sultanate

(Ruled by the Khalji Dynasty)

Bloodied by these engagements, the Sultan did not attack Mewar for another ten years.
Battle of Nagaur 1456 Nagaur Rajput Rajya

(Participating factions: Mewar Kingdom)

Delhi Sultanate

(Participating factions: Nagaur Sultanate and Gujarat Sultanate)

Battle of Cochin 1504 Kochi Portuguese EmpireKingdom of Cochin Samoothiri of Kozhikode
Battle of Cannanore 1506 Kannur Portuguese Empire Delhi Sultanate

(Participating factions: Gujarat Sultanate)

Battle of Chaul 1508 Chaul Samoothiri of Kozhikode

Delhi Sultanate

(Participating factions: Gujarat Sultanate)

Portuguese Empire
Portuguese conquest of Goa 1510 Goa Portuguese Empire Bijapur Sultanate
Battle of Khatoli 1517 Khatoli Rana Sanga Ibrahim Lodhi
Battle of Dholpur 1519 Dholpur Rana Sanga Ibrahim Lodhi
Battle of Gagron 1519 Gagron Rana Sanga Mahmud Khilji of Malwa
Invasion of Mewar 1520 Mewar ???? Sultan Muzaffar Shah II sent an army under Malik Ayaz retreated to Gujarat.
Battle of Panipat 21 April 1526 Panipat Mughal conquest of India Babur Ibrahim Lodhi
Battle of Khanwa 17 March 1527 Khanwa Mughal conquest of India Babur Rana Sanga
Battle of Chanderi 1528 Chanderi Mughal conquest of India Babur Medini Rai
Battle of Ghaghra 1529 Ghaghra or Gogara Mughal conquest of India Babur Afghans
Battle of Chausal 1539 Chausal Mughal conquest of India Sher shah Mughal emperor Humayun Humayun escaped by crossing over the river.
Battle of Kanauj 1540 Kanauj or Billgram Mughal conquest of India Sher Shah Suri Mughal emperor Humayun Sher Shah Suri, occupied the city of Agra .
Battle of Sammel 1544 Sammel Mughal conquest of India
Battle of Tughlaqabad 1556 Delhi Mughal conquest of India King 'Hem Chandra Vikramaditya' Akbar
Battle of Panipat 1556 Panipat Mughal conquest of India Bairam Khan (For Akbar) Hem Chandra Vikramaditya (Hemu)
Battle of Talikota 1565 Bannihatti or Tallikota Unified Army of the five Deccan Sultanates defeated Vijayanagara Army Vijayanagara General Ramaraju was killed in the battlefield.
Battle of Haldighati 1576 Haldighati Mughal conquest of India Akbar Rana of Mewar Pratap
Battle of Bhuchar Mori 1591 Bhuchar Mor Mughal conquest of India Mirza Aziz Koka army of Halar
Battle of Swally 1612 Swally British East India Company Portuguese
Battle of Amritsar 1634 Amritsar Mughal-Sikh Wars Sikh Empire Mughal Empire
Battle of Kartarpur 1635 Kartarpur Mughal-Sikh Wars Sikh Empire Mughal Empire
Battle of Pratapgad 1659 Pratapgad Maratha Empire Adilshahi Dynasty Afzal Khan vanquished by Shivaji.
Battle of Kolhapur 1659 Kolhapur Maratha Empire Adilshahi Dynasty
Battle of Pavan Khind 1660 Vishalgad Imperial Maratha Conquests Maratha Empire Adilshahi Dynasty 10,000-strong Adilshahi army defeated by 300 Marathas under the command of Baji Prabhu Deshpande.
Battle of Surat 1664 Surat Imperial Maratha Conquests Maratha Empire Mughal Empire Surat sacked by the Marathas.
Battle of Purandar 1665 Purandar Imperial Maratha Conquests Maratha Empire Mughal Empire
Battle of Sinhagad 1670 Sinhagad Imperial Maratha Conquests Maratha Empire Mughal Empire
Battle of Aravalli hills 1680 Aravalli hills Rajput Mughals
First Battle of Anandpur 1700 Anandpur Mughal-Sikh Wars Sikh Empire Mughal Empire
Battle of Chappar Chiri 1710 Sirhind Mughal-Sikh Wars Sikh Empire Mughal Empire
Battle of Rahon 1710 Rahon Mughal-Sikh Wars Sikh Empire Mughal Empire
Battle of Delhi 1737 Delhi Maratha Empire Mughal Empire Delhi looted
Battle of Colachel 1741 Colachel Kingdom of Travancore Dutch East India Company
Siege of Trichinopoly 1741 Trichinopoly, Bengal Subah Maratha invasions of Bengal Maratha Empire Mughal Empire First of the six Maratha invasions of Bengal, between August 1741 to May 1751.
Siege of Trichinopoly 1743 Trichinopoly Maratha invasions of Bengal Mughal Empire Maratha Empire
Battle of Madras 1746 Madras War of the Austrian Succession French East India Company British East India Company
Battle of Ambur 1749 Ambur French East India Company, Chanda Sahib, Muzaffar Jung Nawab of Arcot
Siege of Arcot 1751 Arcot British East India Company Nawab of Arcot, French East India Company
Battle of Arnee 1751 Arnee British East India Company, Maratha French East India Company, Nawab of Arcot
Battle of Chingleput 1752 Chingleput British East India Company, Nawab of Arcot French East India Company
Siege of Trichinopoly 1752 Trichinopoly Second Carnatic War
Battle of Golden Rock 1753 Golden Rock Second Carnatic War British East India Company French East India Company
Battle of Seringham 1753 Srirangam Island British East India Company French East India Company troops and Chanda Sahib
Siege of Calcutta 1756 Calcutta Nawab of Bengal British East India Company
Battle of Bobbili 1757 Bobbili
Battle of Plassey 1757 Plassey Robert Clive Siraj ud-Daulah
Battle of Lahore 1759 Lahore Indian Campaign of Ahmad Shah Durrani Marathas and Sikhs Durrani Empire
Siege of Pondicherry 1760 Pondicherry Third Carnatic War British East India Company French East India Company
Third Battle of Panipat 1761 Panipat Ahmad Shah Abdali Marathas
Battle of Wandiwash 1761 Wandiwash British East India Company French East India Company
Battle of Sialkot 1761 Sialkot Indian Campaign of Ahmad Shah Durrani Durrani Empire Sukerchakia Misl
Battle of Gujranwala 1761 Gujranwala Indian Campaign of Ahmad Shah Durrani Sukerchakia Misl Durrani Empire
Battle of Rakshasbhuvan 1763 Rakshasbhuvan Maratha Empire Nizam of Hyderabad
Battle of Buxar 1764 Buxar Hector Munro Combined armies of Nawab Mir Qasim(Bengal),Nawab Shuja-ud-daulah(Awadh)& Mughal emperor Shah Alam
Siege of Ambur 1767 Ambur First Anglo-Mysore War Kingdom of Mysore Hyder Ali British East India Company
Battle of Maonda and Mandholi 1767 Maonda and Mandholi Jaipur Bharatpur
Battle of Maonda and Mandholi 1776 Maonda and Mandholi Jaipur-Bharatpur Jaipur Bharatpur
Battle of Saunshi 1777 Gajendragarh Maratha-Mysore War Kingdom of Mysore Maratha Empire
Siege of Pondicherry 1778 Pondicherry American War of Independence British East India Company French East India Company
Battle of Pollilur 1780 Pollilur Second Anglo-Mysore War British East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
Siege of Negapatam 1781 Negapatam Second Anglo-Mysore War British
Battle of Pollilur 1781 Pollilur Second Anglo-Mysore War British East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
Battle of Porto Novo 1781 Porto Novo Second Anglo-Mysore War British East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
Battle of Sholinghur 1781 Sholinghur Second Anglo-Mysore War British East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
Battle of Pune 1781 Pune Maratha Empire British East India Company
Siege of Tellicherry 1782 Tellicherry Second Anglo-Mysore War British East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
Siege of Vellore 1782 Vellore Second Anglo-Mysore War British East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
Siege of Cuddalore 1783 Cuddalore Second Anglo-Mysore War Kingdom of Mysore British East India Company
Siege of Mangalore 1783 Mangalore Second Anglo-Mysore War Kingdom of Mysore British East India Company Hyder Ali dies. Treaty of Mangalore signed.
Siege of Nargund 1785 Nargund Maratha-Mysore War Kingdom of Mysore Maratha Empire
Siege of Badami 1786 Badami Maratha-Mysore War Maratha Empire Kingdom of Mysore
Siege of Adoni 1786 Adoni Maratha-Mysore War Kingdom of Mysore Maratha Empire
Battle of Gajendragad 1786 Gajendragad Maratha-Mysore War Maratha Empire Kingdom of Mysore
Battle of Savanur September - October 1786 Savanur Maratha-Mysore War Kingdom of Mysore Maratha Empire
Battle of Lalsot 1787 Lalsot Jaipur and Jodhpur Mahadaji Shinde
Siege of Bahadur Benda January 1787 Bahadur Benda Maratha-Mysore War Kingdom of Mysore Maratha Empire
Battle of the Nedumkotta 1789 Nedumkotta Third Anglo-Mysore War Travancore Kingdom of Mysore
Battle of Calicut 1790 Calicut, Malabar coast Third Anglo-Mysore War Travancore and British East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
Capture of Cannanore 1790 Cannanore Third Anglo-Mysore War British East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
Battle of Sittimungulum 1790 Sittimungulum Third Anglo-Mysore War Kingdom of Mysore British East India Company
Siege of Bangalore 1791 Bangalore Third Anglo-Mysore War
Siege of Coimbatore 1791 Coimbatore Third Anglo-Mysore War Kingdom of Mysore Travancore and British East India Company
Siege of Darwar 1791 Darwar Third Anglo-Mysore War British East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
Siege of Goorumconda 1791 Goorumconda Third Anglo-Mysore War Nizam of Hyderabad and British East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
Siege of Koppal 1791 Koppal Third Anglo-Mysore War Nizam of Hyderabad and British East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
Siege of Nundydroog 1791 Nundydroog Third Anglo-Mysore War British East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
Siege of Savendroog 1791 Savendroog Third Anglo-Mysore War British East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
Battle of Arakere 1791 Arakere Third Anglo-Mysore War Nizam of Hyderabad and British East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
Capture of Hooly Honore 1791 Koodli Third Anglo-Mysore War Maratha Empire and British East India Company
Siege of Seringapatam 1792 Seringapatam Third Anglo-Mysore War Maratha Empire, Nizam of Hyderabad and British East India Company Kingdom of Mysore Tipu sultan is defeated.Treaty of Seringapatam
Capture of Shimoga 1792 Shimoga Third Anglo-Mysore War Maratha Empire and British East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
Battle of Mallavelly 1799 Mallavelly Fourth Anglo-Mysore War British East India Company Kingdom of Mysore Tipu sultan is defeated and killed.
Battle of Seedaseer 1799 Seedaseer Fourth Anglo-Mysore War British East India Company Kingdom of Mysore Tipu sultan is defeated and killed.
Siege of Seringapatam 1799 Seringapatam Fourth Anglo-Mysore War British East India Company Kingdom of Mysore Tipu sultan is defeated and killed.
Battle of Sultanpet Tope 1799 Sultanpet Tope Fourth Anglo-Mysore War Kingdom of Mysore British East India Company Tipu sultan is defeated and killed.
Battle of Malpura 1800 Malpura Sawai Pratap Singh Daulat Rao Sindhia
Battle of Panamarathukotta 1802 Wayanad Pazhassi Raja's forces British East India Company
Battle of Assaye 1803 Assaye British East India Company Maratha Empire
Battle of Delhi 1803 Delhi Second Anglo-Maratha War British East India Company Maratha Empire
Battle of Laswari 1803 Laswari Second Anglo-Maratha War British East India Company Maratha Empire
Battle of Argaon 1803 Argaon
Capture of Gawilghur 1803 Gawilghur Second Anglo-Maratha War British East India Company Maratha Empire
Battle of Deeg 1804 Deeg
Battle of Mukandwara Pass 1804 Mukandwara Pass
Battle of Farrukhabad 1804 Farrukhabad British East India Company Maratha Empire
Siege of Deeg Fort 1804 Deeg Fort Second Anglo-Maratha War British East India Company Maratha Empire
Siege of Delhi 1804 Delhi Second Anglo-Maratha War British East India Company Maratha Empire
Battle of Bharatpur 1805 Bharatpur Maratha Empire British East India Company
Battle of Quilon 1809 Cantonment Maidan in Quilon British East India Company Kingdom of Travancore
Gurkha-Sikh War 1809 Kangra Fort Sikh-Nepali War Sikh Gurkha army
Kurichiya revolt 1812 Wayanad British East India Company Kurichiya and Kurumba tribes
Battle of Mahidpur 1817 Mahidpur
Battle of Khadki 1817 Khadki British East India Company Maratha Empire
Battle of Koregaon 1818 Koregaon Bhima (Pune) British East India Company Peshwa faction of the Maratha Confederacy
Battle of Peshawar 1834 Peshawar Afghan-Sikh Wars Sikh Emirate of Afghanistan
Battle of Jamrud 1837 Jamrud Afghan-Sikh Wars Sikh Emirate of Afghanistan
First Anglo-Afghan War 1842 Afghanistan British East India Company Dost Mohammad Khan (Emir of Afghanistan)
Gwalior Campaign 1843 Gwalior British East India Company Maratha Empire
Battle of Ferozeshah 1845 Ferozeshah First Anglo-Sikh War British East India Company Sikh Empire
Battle of Mudki 1845 Mudki First Anglo-Sikh War British East India Company Sikh Empire
Battle of Aliwal 1846 Aliwal First Anglo-Sikh War British East India Company Sikh Empire
Battle of Sobraon 1846 Sobraon First Anglo-Sikh War British East India Company Sikh Empire
Battle of Ramnagar 1848 Ramnagar Second Anglo-Sikh War Sikh Empire British East India Company
Battle of Chillianwala 1849 Chillianwala Second Anglo-Sikh War Sikh Empire British East India Company
Battle of Gujrat 1849 Gujrat Second Anglo-Sikh War British East India Company Sikh Empire
Siege of Multan 1849 Multan Second Anglo-Sikh War British East India Company Multan
Battle of Agra 1857 Agra Indian rebellion of 1857 British East India Company Indian rebels
Battle of Aong 1857 Aong Indian rebellion of 1857 British East India Company Rebel Company soldiers"
Battle of Badli-ki-Serai 1857 Badli-ki-Serai Indian rebellion of 1857 British East India Company Indian rebels
Second Battle of Cawnpore 1857 Indian rebellion of 1857 British East India Company Indian rebels
Battle of Chinhat 1857 Chinhat Indian rebellion of 1857 Indian rebels
Siege of Delhi 1857 Delhi Indian rebellion of 1857 British East India Company Mughal Empire and Indian rebels
Siege of Lucknow 1857 Lucknow Indian rebellion of 1857
Battle of Najafgarh 1857 Najafgarh Indian rebellion of 1857 British East India Company Indian rebels
Siege of Cawnpore 1857 Cawnpore Indian rebellion of 1857 "Nana Sahib's forces - Rebel Company soldiers" British East India Company
Battle of Kintoor 1858 Kintoor Indian rebellion of 1857 British East India Company Indian rebels
Capture of Lucknow 1858 Lucknow Indian rebellion of 1857 British East India Company Oudh and Indian rebels
Bhutan War 1865 Bhutan War British East India Company Bhutan
Hazara Expedition of 1888 1888 Hazara British India Tribes of Kala Dhaka
Chitral Expedition 1895 Chitral British East India Company
Battle of Saragarhi 1897 Saragarhi Tirah Campaign War British India Pashtuns
Siege of Malakand 1897 Malakand Anglo-Afghan wars British India Pashtuns
First Mohmand Campaign 1898 Peshawar British India Mohmands
Third Anglo-Afghan War 1919 North-West Frontier of India and Afghanistan Anglo-Afghan wars British India Emirate of Afghanistan It ended in an armistice.The Durand Line was established.
Second Mohmand Campaign 1935 Peshawar British India Mohmands
Arakan Campaign 1942–1943 1943 Arakan Burma Campaign Empire of Japan UK and British India
Battle of Imphal 1944 Imphal Burma Campaign UK and British India Empire of Japan
Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations 1945 Pakokku Burma Campaign UK and British India Empire of Japan
Indian annexation of Hyderabad 13–18 September 1948 Hyderabad State Dominion of India Hyderabad State
Annexation of Portuguese India 18–19 December 1961 Goa India Portugal
Lahore Front 6–12 September 1965 Lahore, Pakistan Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 India Pakistan
Battle of Asal Uttar 8–10 September 1965 Asal Utta Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 India Pakistan
Battle of Phillora 7–11 September 1965 Phillora, Pakistan Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 India Pakistan
Operation Dwarka 7 September 1965 Dwarka Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 India Pakistan
Battle of Burki 8–11 September 1965 Burki, Pakistan Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 India Pakistan
Battle of Chawinda 14–19 September 1965 Chawinda Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 India Pakistan
Defence of Kamalpur 14 November - 4 December 1971 Kamalpur, East Pakistan Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 India Pakistan
Battle of Atgram 21 November 1971 Atgram, East Pakistan Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 5 Gorkha Rifles of the Indian Army 31st Punjab regiment of the Pakistan Army
Battle of Boyra 22 November 1971 Boyra Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 Indian Air Force Pakistani Air Force
Battle of Hilli 22 November - 11 December 1971 Hilli, East Pakistan Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 India Pakistan
Operation Chengiz Khan 3 December 1971 India Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 India Pakistan
Operation Cactus-Lilly 3–16 December 1971 East Pakistan Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 India Pakistan
Battle of Gazipur 4–5 December 1971 Gazipur, East Pakistan Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 India Pakistan
Battle of Longewala 4–7 December 1971 Longewala Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 India Pakistan
Battle of Basantar 4–11 December 1971 Barapind Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 India Pakistan
Operation Trident 4–5 December 1971 Arabian Sea, off Karachi port, Pakistan Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 India Pakistan
Operation Python 8–9 December 1971 Arabian Sea, 12 nmi off Karachi port, Pakistan Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 India Pakistan
Operation Meghdoot 13 April 1984 Siachen Glacier, Jammu and Kashmir Siachen conflict India Pakistan
Operation Rajiv 23–26 June 1987 Jammu and Kashmir Siachen conflict India Pakistan
Battle of Tololing 1999 Tololing, Jammu and Kashmir Kargil War India Pakistan
Atlantique incident 10 August 1999 Rann of Kutch Indian Air Force A Breguet Atlantic patrol plane of the Pakistan Naval Air Arm

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