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 Which of the following centuries the Third Battle of Panipat (1761) fought?
1. 19th
2. 17th
3. 18th
4. 16th

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : 18th

The correct answer is 18th Century.

  • It is considered one of the largest and most fiercely fought battles in the 18th century.
  • The Third Battle of Panipat was fought between The Maratha Empire and The Afghan Army took place on 14 January 1761 at Panipat.
  • The Battle was fought between Sadashiv Rao Bhau(The Maratha Empire) and Ahmad Shah Durrani (The Afghan Army).
  • In this Battle, Three Indian allies were supported by The Afgan Army, The Rohilla of (Najib-Ud-Daulah), Afghans of (Doab Region), and Shuja-Ud-Daula (The Nawab of Awadh).
  • The main Maratha Army was deployed in the Deccan side with the Peshwa(The Maratha Prime Minister).
  • This Battle has reported the largest number of fatalities in a single day formation battle between Two Armies.
  • The extent of the losses in this battle on both sides is heavily puzzled by many historians, but it is believed that the number of losses is between (60,000–70,000) were killed in the battle.
  • It was considered as not less than the 100,000 Marathas (soldiers and non-combatants) vanished during and after the battle.
  • At last,  the battle was won by the Afghan Army which was led by Ahmad Shah Durrani. This war was the result of declining of The Maratha Empi

  • The last ruler of The Maratha Empire was Peshwa Bajirao 2.

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