Battle of Udgir
Part of Seven Years' War
DateFebruary 1760
Location
Result Decisive Maratha victory
Belligerents
Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg Maratha Empire

Mughal Empire

Commanders and leaders
Flag of the Maratha Empire.svgSadashivrao Bhau Asaf Jah II

The Marathas under the command of Sadashivrao Bhau defeated the Nizam's army at Udgir.[1][2]

Background

Following the recall of French governor Marquis de Bussy-Castelnau to Pondicherry in 1758, Nizam Ali was handed over complete power from his brother Salabat Jung.[1]

Battle

Sadashivrao marched east against Salabat Jang and utterly destroyed the Nizam's army.[2]

Result

The Marathas defeated the Nizam's forces with the latter surrendering territory worth 60 lakhs including the cities of Ahmadnagar, Daultabad, Burhanpur and Bijapur.[1]

Following the battle, the Marathas turned North to combat an Afghan force.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Sen, S. N. (2006). History Modern India. New Age International Private Limited. p. 13. ISBN 81-224-1774-4.
  2. ^ a b c Jacques, Tony. Dictionary of Battles and Sieges. Greenwood Press. p. 236-237. ISBN 978-0-313-33536-5.