- Battle of Wandiwash was part of Seven Year’s War in which Britishers fought against French in India.
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About the battle of Kharda:
- The Battle of Kharda took place in 1795 between Nizam and Maratha Empire’s Madhavrao II, in which Nizam was badly defeated.
- Governor General John Shore followed the policy of non-intervention despite that Nizam was under his protection.
- So this led to the loss of trust with British. This was the last battle fought together by all the Maratha chiefs.
About the Battle of Chillianwala:
- The Battle of Chillianwala was fought in January 1849 during the Second Anglo-Sikh War in the Chillianwala region of Punjab (Mandi Bahauddin), now part of modern-day Pakistan.
- Both armies held their positions at the end of the battle and both sides claimed victory.
- The battle was a strategic check to immediate British ambitions in India and a shock to British military prestige.
About the Battle of Buxar:
- The Battle of Buxar was fought on 22 October 1764 between the forces under the command of the British East India Company led by Hector Munro and the combined armies of Mir Qasim, the Nawab of Bengal; the Nawab of Awadh; and the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II.
- It was a decisive victory for the British East India Company. Shuja-ud-Daulah and Shah Alam surrendered and the war came to an end by the “Treaty of Allahabad” in 1765.
About the Battle of Wandiwash:
- The Battle of Wandiwash was a decisive battle in India during the Seven Years’ War.
- It was fought between British East India Company and French East India Company.
- The Count de Lally’s army, burdened by a lack of naval support and funds, attempted to regain the fort at Vandavasi, now in Tamil Nadu.
- He was attacked by Sir Eyre Coote’s forces and decisively defeated. The French general Marquis de Bussy-Castelnau and the French were then restricted to Pondichéry, where they surrendered on 16 January 1761.