In News: Recently a bollywood movie based on the 3rd Battle of Panipat was released.
About the Battles of Panipat:
- Panipat, a historic city in Haryana, India has a great courageous past.
- The three crucial battles, namely the first, second and the third battle of Panipat fought near the city were said to be the major turning points in Indian history.
Babur and Ibrahim Lodi
Akbar and Hemu
Afghani forces and Marathas
Afghan Forces led by Ahmad Shah Abdali defeated Sadashivrao and Marathas.
Marked the beginning of Mughal Empire.
It was one of earliest battles in which Gunpowder Firearms and Field Artillery was used.
Consolidated Mughal Rule in India.
After this Akbar managed to rule for 50 years.
It marked a loss of prestige for the Marathas, who lost their preeminent position in north India.
The battle paved the way for British colonial power to expand in India.