Siege of Delhi (1804)

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The Siege of Delhi (8 – 19 October 1804) was conducted by the Maratha leader Maharaja Yashwantrao Holkar against the forces of the British East India Company that were defending Delhi during the Second Anglo-Maratha War. Holkar's force of 60,000 cavalry and 15,000 infantry confronted the British commanded by Lt. Col.s Ochterlony and Burn. "The important gates - Ajmeri Gate, Kashmiri Gate, and Lahori Gate - saw stiff fighting." Holkar abandoned the siege after reinforcements led by Gerard Lake arrived on 18 Sept.[1]


  1. ^ Naravane, M.S. (2014). Battles of the Honorourable East India Company. A.P.H. Publishing Corporation. p. 92. ISBN 9788131300343.