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B.C.
326Alexander defeated Porus in the Battle of Hydaspas
261Ashoka defeated Kalinga in the Kalinga War
A.D.
712Invasion of Sind by Mohammed-bin-Qasim
1191First Battle of Tarain in which Prithviraj Chauhon defeated Mohammed Ghori
1192Second Battle of Tarain in which Mohd. Ghori defeated Prithviraj Chauhan.
1194Battle of Chhandwar in which Mohd. Ghori defeated Jaichandra of Kannauj.
1526First Battle of Panipat in which Babar defeated Ibrahim Lodhi.
1527Battle of Khanua in which Babar defeated Rana Sanga.
1529Battle of Ghaghara in which Babar defeated the Afghans.
1539Battle of Chausa in which Sher Shah Suri defeated Humayun.
1540Battle of Kannauj (or Bilgram) in which Sher Shah Suri defeated Humayun and forced him to flee.

1556
Second Battle of Panipat in which Bairam Khan (representing Akbar) defeated Hemu.
1565
Battle of Talikota (or Banihatti) in which an alliance of Ahmednagar, Bijapur, Golkonda and Bidar defeated the Vijaynagar empire (represented by Sadasiva).
1576Battle of Haldighati in which Akbar defeated Maharana Pratap.
1615Mewar submitted to the Mughals. A treaty of peace was signed between Jahangiri and Rana Amar Singh of Mewar.
1649Kandahar was lost to Persia forever by the Mughals.
1658Battle of Dharmatt and Samugarh in which Aurangzeb defeated Dara Shikoh.
1665Raja Jai Singh defeated Shivaji and the Treaty of Purandar signed.
1708Battle of Khed in which Shahu defeated Tara Bai.
1737Battle of Bhopal in which Baji Rao defeated Mohammed Shah.
1739Battle of Karnal in which Nadir Shah defeated Mohammed Shah.
1757
Battle of Plassey in which the English forces (under Robert Cive) defeated Siraj-ud-daula, the Nawab of Bengal.
1760Battle of Wandiwash in which the English forces defeated the French forces.
1761Third Battle of Panipat in which Ahmed Shah Abdali defeated the Marathas.
1764
Battle of Buxar in which the English under Munro defeated the alliance of Nawab Mir Qasim of Bengal, Nawab Shuja-ud-daula of Awadh and Mughal emperor Shah Alam.
1767-69First Anglo Mysore War in which Hyder Ali defeated the English forces.
1766-69First Anglo Maratha War in which the British were defeated.
1770Battle of Udgir in which the Marathas defeated the Nizam.
1780-84
Second Anglo Mysore War. Hyder Ali died during the battle (1782) and the field was taken by his son Tipu Sultan. The war concluded with the Treaty of Mangalore (1784).
1789-92Third Anglo Mysore War in which Tipu Sultan was defeated. The Treaty of Serirangapatnam followed.
1799Fourth Anglo Mysore War in which Tipu was defeated and killed.
1803-06Second Anglo Maratha War in which the British defeated the Marathas.
1817-19Third Anglo Maratha War in which the British defeated the Marathas badly.
1824-26First Anglo Burmese War in which the British defeated the Burmese.
1839-42First Anglo Afghan War in which the British defeated the Afghan ruler Dost Mohammad.
1845-46First Anglo Sikh War in which the Sikhs were defeated.
1848-49
Second Anglo Sikh War in which the Sikhs were defeated and Punjab was annexed by the British.
1852Second Anglo Burmese War in which the British won.
1865Third Angio Burmese War in which the British won & annexed Burma.
1868-80Second Anglo Afghan War in which the English suffered losses.
1919-21
Third Anglo Afghan War in which the English, though victorious, did not benefit from the war.

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