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The third battle of Panipat was fought in ________.
1. 1761
2. 1739
3. 1526
4. 1556

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : 1761

The correct answer is 1761.

  • The Third Battle of Panipat took place on 14 January 1761 at Panipat between the Maratha Empire and the invading Afghan army (of Ahmad Shah Durrani), supported by four Indian allies.
  • The Rohillas under the command of Najib-ud-daulah, Afghans of the Doab region, the Amb, Suba Khan and and the Nawab of Awadh, Shuja-ud-Daula.
  • The Maratha army was led by Sadashivrao Bhau who was third in authority after the Chhatrapati (Maratha King) and the Peshwa (Maratha Prime Minister).
  • The main Maratha army was stationed in Deccan with the Peshwa. 

Some important Battles: 

  • First Battle of Terrain - 1191
  • First Battle of Panipat - 1526
  • Battle of Khanwa - 1527
  • Battle of Chausa - 1539
  • Battle of Kannauj - 1540
  • Second Battle of Panipat - 1556

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