Important Wars or Battles in Indian History with Name, Year, Result

Important Battles or Wars took place in Indian History

India’s rich history has witnessed many wars and thus a lot of bloodshed. The country has been under the rule of various kingdoms before the British arrived and each passing of throne was preceded by battles that are considered significant chapters of Indian History. You can ask questions about them or discuss them in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Find the below list of Major Wars and Battles in Indian History:-

Year Name of War/Battle Focus Point
326 B.C. Battle of Hydaspas Porus loses to Alexander
261 B.C. Kalinga War Asoka wins but adapts Buddhism
712 A.D. Invasion of Sind Mohammed-bin-Qasim invades from the west
1191 A.D. First Battle of Tarain Prithviraj Chauhan defeats Mohammed Ghori
1192 A.D. Second Battle of Tarain Ghori defeats Prithviraj Chauhan
1194 A.D. Battle of Chhandwar Ghori defeats Jaichandra of Kannauj
1526 A.D. First Battle of Panipat Babar defeats Ibrahim Lodhi
1527 A.D. Battle of Khanua Babar defeats Rana Sanga
1529 A.D. Battle of Ghaghara Babar defeats the Afghans
1539 A.D. Battle of Chausa Sher Shah Suri defeats Humayun
1540 A.D. Battle of Kannauj (or Bilgram) Sher Shah Suri defeats Humayun
1556 A.D. Second Battle of Panipat Bairam Khan (representing Akbar) defeats Hemu
1565 A.D. Battle of Talikota (or Banihatti) Vijaynagar empire (represented by Sadasiva) loses against an alliance formed by Ahmednagar, Bijapur, Golkonda and Bidar
1576 A.D. Battle of Haldighati Akbar defeats Maharana Pratap
1615 A.D. Mewar submitted to the Mughals Peace treaty signed between Jahangiri and Rana Amar Singh of Mewar.
1649 A.D. Mughal-Safavid War Mughals lose Kandahar to Persia
1658 A.D. Battle of Dharmatt and Samugarh Aurangzeb defeats Dara Shikoh
1665 A.D. Seige of Purandar Raja Jai Singh defeats Shivaji. Treaty of Purandar signed
1708 A.D. Battle of Khed Shahu defeats Tara Bai.
1737 A.D. Battle of Bhopal Baji Rao defeats Mohammed Shah.
1739 A.D. Battle of Karnal Nadir Shah defeats Mohammed Shah.
1757 A.D. Battle of Plassey Robert Cive defeats Siraj-ud-daula, the Nawab of Bengal
1760 A.D. Battle of Wandiwash English defeat the French
1761 A.D. Third Battle of Panipat Ahmed Shah Abdali defeats Marathas
1764 A.D. Battle of Buxar Hector Munro defeats combined armies of Nawab Mir Qasim of Bengal, Nawab Shuja-ud-daula of Awadh and Mughal emperor Shah Alam
1767-69 A.D. First Anglo Mysore War Hyder Ali defeats English forces
1766-69 A.D. First Anglo Maratha War British defeated
1770 A.D. Battle of Udgir Marathas defeat the Nizam
1780-84 A.D. Second Anglo Mysore War Hyder Ali dies. Treaty of Mangalore is signed
1789-92 A.D. Third Anglo Mysore War Tipu Sultan defeated. Treaty of Serirangapatnam is signed.
1799 A.D. Fourth Anglo Mysore War Tipu Sultan is defeated and killed
1803-06 A.D. Second Anglo Maratha War Marathas lose to the British
1817-19 A.D. Third Anglo Maratha War Marathas lose to the British again
1824-26 A.D. First Anglo Burmese War British win over Burmese.
1839-42 A.D. First Anglo Afghan War British defeat Afghan ruler Dost Mohammad
1845-46 A.D. First Anglo Sikh War Sikhs lose to the British
1848-49 A.D. Second Anglo Sikh War Punjab annexed by the British
1852 A.D. Second Anglo Burmese War British win the war
1865 A.D. Third Angio Burmese War British win and Burma is annexed
1868-80 A.D. Second Anglo Afghan War Treaty of Gandamak is signed
1919-21 A.D. Third Anglo Afghan War Ended in an Artimice. Durand line established.
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