India has seen the rise and fall of several empires and conquerors in its glorious history. The land has witnessed the establishment of first human civilization and at the same time this ancient civilization has struggled to retain its own existence.
The country has faced several foreign invasions from time to time and has been under the rule of diverse dynasties fighting wars and battles among themselves and against the foreign invaders. I
ndian history has seen many dreadful wars but those awful moments are commemorated due to various courageous and brave souls of the country, making it the birth place of many heroes and brave warriors.
Few of the major wars and battles fought in the Indian History are:
Kalinga War: This war was fought between the Mauryan Empire under Ashoka and the state of Kalinga.
First & Second Battle of Tarain: This war was fought between Muhammad of Ghor against the armies of Prithviraj III.
First Battle of Panipat: This war was fought between Babur and Ibrahim Lodhi.
Second Battle of Panipat: This war was fought in 1556 by Akbar, which also signaled the beginning of Akbar`s reign.
Third Battle of Panipat: This war was fought by the Marathas supported by the French on one side and the Afghans on the other side.
Battle of Haldighati: This war was fought between Maharana Pratap Singh of Mewar and Mughal emperor Akbar of Delhi.
Battle of Buxar: This war was fought between the British East India Company on one side and the combined armies of Mir Kasim, Suja-ud -Daulah and Shah Alam II on the other side.
Battle of Plassey: This war established the British rule in India.
Indo- Pakistan War: This war fought between India and Pakistan is associated with the secession of East Pakistan to form an independent nation of Bangladesh.
Kargil War: This war was the geo-political conflict which occurred at the Kargil district of Kashmir along the line of control between Indian and Pakistan.