List of Indian warriors

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This is a list of Great Warrior's of India (both legendary and historical figures).

Ancient warriors[edit]

Surya Vanshi[edit]

Chandra Vanshi[edit]

Mahabharat War[edit]

According to approximation by Archaeological Survey of India based on relics found at Kurukshetra

Classical warriors[edit]

Maurya Empire[edit]


Chalukya Dynasty[edit]

Chola Empire[edit]

Rashtrakuta Dynasty[edit]

Vijayanagara Empire[edit]


Rajput Warriors[edit]

Maratha warriors[edit]

  • Shahaji Raje Bhosale
  • Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, founder of the Maratha Empire (Hindavi Swarajya - "Hindu self-rule").
  • Chattrapati Sambhaji, Son of Shivaji; Second Emperor of Maratha Empire
  • Santaji Ghorpade or Ghorpade-Patil, ANKITA SONKAR one of the greatest warriors and the chief General of the Maratha Empire
  • Tarabai – Daughter of Maratha general Hambirao Mohite, led the Maratha War of Independence, the war which change course of Indian History.
  • Raghoji I – Expanded the empire up to Bengal, popularised the annual Jagannath Ratha Yatra, or "Festival of Chariots", at Puri in Orrisa
  • Yeshwantrao Holkar – He was a gifted military leader and educated in accountancy as well as literate in Persian and Marathi.
  • Shrimant Mahadji Shinde – Ruler of Gwalior state, Mahadaji restored the Maratha domination on northern India.. Under him Marathas re-captured Delhi and restored their power in North India in 1771.
  • Jayajirao Scindia - Jayajirao was created a Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India.
  • Rani Lakshmibai – The queen of Jhansi was one of the leading figures of Indian Rebellion of 1857 & symbol of resistance to the rule of the British East India Company.
  • Peshwa Bajirao – Known as Thorle (Marathi for elder) Bajirao and acknowledged as the most influential of the nine Peshwas. Helped conquer Central India (Malwa) and Rajputana and extended his dominions into Gujarat in the northwest and Deccan in the south. Raided Mughal Delhi in 1738. Bajirao fought over 41 battles and is reputed to have never lost one.
  • Raghunath Rao – Gifted Maratha General who defeated the Afghans & expanded Maratha empire upto Attock (ahead of Peshawar)
  • Kanhoji Angre – First notable chief of the Maratha Navy and popularly known as "Samudratla Shivaji" (Shivaji of Indian Ocean)
  • Santaji Ghorpade – One of the most valorous Maratha sardars who fought the Moghals in the great battle of 27 years.
  • Shrimant Maharaja Sir Sayajirao III Gaekwad – Ruler of Baroda
  • Moropant Pingle – Was the First Peshwa Prime Minister in the court of Shivaji
  • Gomaji Naik – Was a warrior and military adviser in the army of Shivaji
  • Baji Prabhu Deshpande – General in the army of Shivaji
  • Rajmata Ahilyabai Holkar – Queen of Malwa. She is often compared with Catherine II of Russia, Elizabeth I of England
  • Dhanaji Jadhav – One of the most valorous Maratha sardars who fought the Moghals.
  • Shrimant Sardar Malharrao Holkar – Noble of Maratha Empire, in present-day India. Is particularly known for being the first Maratha Subhedar in Central India.
  • Raghoji II Bhonsle – Was the Maratha ruler of the Kingdom of Nagpur in Central India, played important in Second Anglo Maratha War
  • Chimaji Appa – Able military commander, liberated western coast of India from Portuguese rule, crowning glory of his career was capture of Vasai fort.
  • Nana Sahib – Was a rebel Indian leader during the Indian Rebellion of 1857 who played a part in two massacres of British troops and civilians.
  • Nana Fadnavis – The great Maratha statesman of the Peshwa period, he was called "the Marattha Machiavelli" by the Europeans.
  • Tatya Tope – Served as most successful general in the Revolt of 1857.
  • Babarao Savarkar – Was an Indian revolutionary, who was imprisoned in the Cellular Jail in Andaman.
  • Chapekar brothers – They shot W. C. Rand, an Indian Civil Services officer, was the First political murder in Indian freedom struggle
  • Hari Shivaram Rajguru – Indian revolutionist, was charged in the murder of a British officer J.P. Saunders at Lahore, a colleague of Bhagat Singh & Sukhdev Thapar.
  • Krishnaji Gopal Karve – Shot Jackson the Collector of Nashik was companion of Anant Laxman Kanhere.
  • Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak – Was the First popular leader of the Indian Independence Movement, British derogatorily called him Father of the Indian unrest.
  • Ganesh Damodar Savarkar – Founded the Young India Society which was a secret society.
  • Vasudev Balwant Phadke – Was an Indian revolutionary and is widely regarded as the Father of the Armed Struggle for India's independence.
  • Vinayak Damodar Savarkar – Man of multifaceted talents, thinker, revolutionary, writer, poet & above all an awe-inspiring patriot, founded Abhinav Bharat Society. The First Indian political prisoner who was sentenced to transportation for life twice. ° The First poet in the world who composed his poems and then wrote them on the prison walls with thorns and nails. ° The First Indian leader whose arrest in London caused legal difficulties for British Courts.
  • Gopal Krishna Gokhale – Political Guru of Mahatma Gandhi, was elected president of the Indian National Congress, he founded the Servants of India Society.
  • Dada Dharmadhikari – Is better known as Acharya Dada Dharmadhikari, was an Indian freedom fighter, and a leader of social reform movements in India.
  • Sadashivrao Bhau
  • Nana Sahib Peshwa
  • General Arun Shridhar Vaidya - Was the 13th Chief of the Staff of the Indian Army. Received Ati Vishisht Seva Medal & Padma Vibhushan Posthumous. General Vaidya designed and supervised Operation Blue Star - a military operation ordered by Indira Gandhi.
  • General J. R. Bhonsle - Appointed the head of the Hindustan Field Force of the First INA, later was appointed the commander of the INA.
  • Brigadier John Dalvi - Was a POW in Sino-Indian War. Author of The Himalayan Blunder: The curtain raiser to the Sino-Indian War of 1962.
  • Namdeo Jadhav - Receipent of Victoria Cross in 1945 from 5th Mahratta Light Infantry in Second World War while serving in Senio River, Italy.
  • Vishnu Bhagwat - Served as 15th Chief of the Naval Staff. Received Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal.
  • Bhaskar S. Soman - Served as 4th Chief of the Naval Staff.
  • Jayant Ganpat Nadkarni - Served as 12th Chief of the Naval Staff. Received Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Nausena Medal & Vishisht Seva Medal.
  • Pradeep Vasant Naik – Served as 19th Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, received Param Vishisht Seva Medal & Vishisht Seva Medal.
  • Anil Tipnis – Served as 15th Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force.
  • Hrushikesh Moolgavkar - Served as 6th Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, received the Param Vishisht Seva Medal & the MVC.
  • Ekoji I
  • Ranojirao Scindia
  • Daulatrao Scindia
  • Sardar Godajirao Jagtap
  • Sadashivrao Bhau
  • Malharrao Holkar III
  • Babarao Savarkar – Was an Indian revolutionary

Ahir (Yadav) warriors[edit]

Sikh warriors[edit]

Tamil warriors[edit]

Kerala warriors[edit]


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