Important Wars & Battles in Indian History For IB ACIO,SSC,Railways

Posted on : June 6th 2019, 2:01 am

Generally 2 to 3 questions asked in General Awareness section of exams like SSC CGL, SSC CPO, LIC AO, SSC CHSL & other state exams.Most of these questions are based on the year of war, the names of fighting kingdoms and the name of the winning kingdom/king. Since General awareness section is where you can score marks very easily, you should pay attention on these questions and notes on Battles and Wars fought in Indian History. Here’s the entire list of Wars, year and winners.


          War / Battle        


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

Treaty of Allahabad

1767-69 A.D.

First Anglo Mysore War

Hyder Ali defeats English forces

Treaty of Madras

1766-69 A.D.

First Anglo Maratha War

British defeated

Treaty of Salbai

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

Treaty of Manglore

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

Treaty of Deogaon, Treaty of Surjianjangaon,
Treaty of Rajghat, Treaty of Bassien

1817-19 A.D.

Third Anglo Maratha War

Marathas lose to the British again

Treaty of Mandasor

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

Tripartite Treaty between Ranjit Singh,Shah Shuja & Lord Auckland

1845-46 A.D.

First Anglo Sikh War

Sikhs lose to the British

Treaty of Bhairowal

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.

Treaty of Rawalpindi

1947 A.D.

First Kashmir War


1962 A.D.

Sino Indian War

China won

1965 A.D.

India-Pakistan War


1971 A.D.

India-Pakistan War


1999 A.D.

India-Pakistan war

India regain
possession of

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