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    Historic Battlefields of Pakistan

    Came across this intro to a book:

    Since ancient times, the rugged hills of the North West Frontier and the fertile plains of the Punjab have been fought over by invaders, adventurers, and local potentates alike; as Churchill wrote, ‘every rock, every hill has its story’. This book brings to light eighteen different historic battlefields that lie in modern Pakistan, ranging from ancient times to the late Nineteenth Century. These battles have left an indelible mark on the culture and history of the people of the region, and in many cases, on the landscape itself. They include some of the greatest military commanders of all time, such as Alexander the Great, Genghiz Khan, Mahmud Ghaznavi, Ranjit Singh, Sir Charles Napier and Lord Gough, as well as a host of less well known but no less colourful characters.

    Although some of the historic battlefields of Pakistan were of global strategic significance, and all helped to shape the history of the subcontinent, most are now almost forgotten and lie largely unvisited in the midst of some of Pakistan’s most beautiful natural scenery. This is the first time that a comprehensive description of these battles has been brought together in a single volume, and for several of the battles, the first time that they have been studied in detail at all. Drawing on his own military experience, the author has pulled together first-hand information from official reports, private memoirs and local folk traditions to paint a lively description of each battle, with detailed maps, helpful advice on what to look out for and how to get there. The books is aimed at the interested general reader, though it will also be of interest to serious military historians, and should help to stimulate a revival of interest in a hitherto neglected aspect of Pakistan’s history.

    Historic Battlefields of Pakistan | Torrens-Spence, Johnny | ISBN: 0195978978

    Can anyone identify these battlefields and their current status?
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    #2
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    No one knows a single battlefield in Pakistan
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      #3
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      i just know of the one in jhelum (Alexander versus porus).
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        #4
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        Originally posted by Ali_Syed View Post
        i just know of the one in jhelum (Alexander versus porus).
        What is it called? Is it in Jehlum town or some nearby area?
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          Battle of the Hydaspes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

          The Battle of the Hydaspes River was fought by Alexander the Great in 326 BC against King Porus of the Hindu Paurava kingdom on the banks of the Hydaspes River (Jhelum River) in the Punjab near Bhera in what is now modern-day Mong[14]. The battle resulted in a complete Macedonian victory and the annexation of the Punjab, which lay beyond the confines of the defeated Persian empire, into the Alexandrian Empire.
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            Originally posted by Ali_Syed View Post
            Battle of the Hydaspes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

            The Battle of the Hydaspes River was fought by Alexander the Great in 326 BC against King Porus of the Hindu Paurava kingdom on the banks of the Hydaspes River (Jhelum River) in the Punjab near Bhera in what is now modern-day Mong[14]. The battle resulted in a complete Macedonian victory and the annexation of the Punjab, which lay beyond the confines of the defeated Persian empire, into the Alexandrian Empire.
            Same battlefield was used in second Anglo-Sikh war in 1849 History repeats itself. locals lost again.. manhoos battle filed

            Mong, Punjab - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

            Mong, a historic and densely populated village was built on the ancient city of Nicaea[3] which was founded by Alexander the Great in commemoration of his victory over Raja Porus in the battle of Hydaspes. This historical "Battle of the Hydaspes River" was fought between Alexander the Great of Macedonia and Raja Porus of Kingdom of Porus in 326 BCE, on the left bank of Hydaspes River (now River Jhelum) in Pakistan. As a result of this battle, Alexander founded two cities, Nicaea (Victory) at the site of modern day Mong and Bucephala at the site of Phalia in district Mandi Bahauddin.




            Campaigns and landmarks of Alexander's invasion of the Indian subcontinent.




            According to the Imperial Gazetteer of India: “ The overthrow of the Bactrians by the Parthians in the latter half of the second century brought another change of rulers, and the coins of the Indo-Parthian Maues (c. 120 B. c.), who is known to local tradition as Raja Moga, have been found at Mong. At the end of the first century A. D., ie whole of the Punjab was conquered by the Yueh-chi. ”
            Centuries later, almost at the same location, few kilometers away from Mong, the Second Anglo-Sikh War in January 1849 in the region of Lord Guff, the British and the Khalsa Sikh Army fought at Chillianwala.
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              #7
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              ^ If you see the map of Alexander's invasions its clear that Jehlum is located on a strategic location. Any invader who'd want to reach the Indian heartland had to pass through the area. same is true for invasions in the other direction.

              It would be interesting to find out the remaining battlefields.
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                #8
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                I think one is in Kehror Pucca (near Bahawalpur). This is where Guptas defeated White Huns.

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                  Battle of Dubba (British Conquest of Sindh, 1843)

                  The Battle of Dubba
                  (or The Battle of Dubbo in contemporary references[1]) (March 24, 1843) was a battle between British forces under Sir Charles Napier[2] and the Talpur amirs of the now Pakistani region of Sindh. The British were upset about the local amirs' stance during the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839–42). Charles Napier, first forced Talpur Mirs of Sindh to sign new agreement and after the death of Mir Sher Muhammad Khan Talpur during the Battle of Miani, Charles Napier occupied Central Sindh including Hyderabad the then capital of Sindh state.


                  Later, on March 24, 1843, a coalition of Sindhi Muslims gathered to liberate Sindh from the occupation of the British East India Company they were led by General Hoshu Sheedi, the fierce battle resulted in the ground of Dubbo, where deaths of over 5000 Sindhis and the execution of many took place. The battle resulted in the complete collapse of any future Sindhi coalition, the Sindhi's however began an armed insurgency which continued until 1935.


                  The battle was fought near capital of state, Hyderabad. It is about 25 kilometers east of Hyderabad on the Mirpur khas road in the Nareejani village. There stands the grave of Hoshu Sheedi and a monument to British soldiers still exists.

                  Battle of Dubba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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                    #10
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                    Halani Battlefield

                    The last decisive battle between Mir Fateh Ali Khan Talpur and Mian Abdul Nabi Khan Kalhoro took place during the year 1783 AD.

                    The army of Kalhora took position near Pir Wali and Pir Mashaikh whereas Talpurs under the command or Mir Fateh Ali Khan Talpur assembled face to face near Pir Baloo. Mian Abdul Nabi was assisted by an Afghan force sent by Taimur Shah and additional force by Khan of Kalat. The army under the command of Hassan Khahwar was not less than 30,000. They were Lakhas, Khosas, Naumirias and Pathans. Dingano Khan Jatoi, Nawab of Shah Pargana fought bravely but ran away from the battle field. Mehrab Khan Jatoi was another commander or the army.

                    Mehrabpur town in Taluka Kandiaro is after his name. The Talpur army was under the command of Mir Fateh Ali Khan. He was assisted by Mir Bago Khan, Mir Allahyar Khan and Mir Tharo Khan. The army of 6000 persons was distributed in ten (10)
                    Divisions. In the meanwhile, Mir Sohrab Khan, Nindo Khan Bhurgari Talpur and other sardars numbering 3000 also joined them. The Talpurs won the battle. This brought the rule, of Kalhoras to an end who ruled for eighty years. The Talpur took the reign of the country.


                    (1783 AD - 1843 AD). Mian Abdul Nabi plunged into water of the lake which was close to the battle field and made his escape with a few attendants. While crossing the lake some difficulty, he betook himself to the river and by putting himself in the boat went to the other side. He then fled straight to the hills and then to the Jodhpur where he died in exile in Rajanpur during 1805 AD.

                    The area of battle field falls in four Dehs namely Deh Pir Watio, Halani, Behlani and Naoabad. There are two grave yards, in the battle field. The distance between both the grave yards of Daloo Mashaikh and Pir Baloo is half a mile. The area under the grave yard of Daloo Mashaikh is 97-18 acres. It is situated in Deh Pir Watio near National Highway. The area under the grave yard of Pir Baloo is 9-13 acres and is situated in Deh Nauabad. It is on the other side of Halani Railway Station. There are some tombs and signs of hanging places in Daloo Mashaikh graveyard whereas thereare only graves in Pir Baloo grave yard.


                    Nature We love u: Introduction of Halani City
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                      #11
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                      What could be the location of this war. Attock?

                      Battle of Indus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

                      Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu was fleeing to India with his men together with thousands of refugees from Persia, following the Mongol sacking of several cities, including Bukhara and Samarkand, the latter being the Khwarezmian capital. After having won the Battle of Parwan, near the city Ghazna (Ghazni) in eastern Persia, Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu headed for India to seek refuge together with his army of some fifty thousand men and several thousand refugees. However, the horde of Genghis Khan caught up with him when he was about to cross the river Indus. The sultan posted most of his men in the way of the Mongols to let him and the refugees pass the river in safety. When the army who awaited the enemy was busy fighting the Mongolian vanguard, Genghis Khan led the main force towards the sultan who was trapped between the Mongols and the river.

                      Ok, here I found it:

                      http://www.chowrangi.pk/genghis-khan...razm-shah.html

                      Khwarazm Shah moved to India in order to seek support with Genghis Khan closely chasing. Khwarazm Shah put his horse in the River Indus at Hund above Attock. Genghis Khan’s marksmen took positions on the river bank ready to hurl their arrows. “Stop, no one will let the arrows fly,” ordered Khan to his soldiers who were surprised because Genghis Khan was not known for forgiving.


                      Genghis Khan called his sons and pointing at Khwarazm Shah said, “Look at the brave man.”


                      ....................


                      This Hund seems to have a link with word Indus / India
                      Last edited by muqawwee123; Sep 7, 2013, 08:55 PM.
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                        Originally posted by muqawwee123 View Post

                        This Hund seems to have a link with word Indus / India
                        Indus (which is Pakistan), India has stolen our identity.
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                          Originally posted by Ali_Syed View Post
                          Indus (which is Pakistan), India has stolen our identity.
                          Blessing in disguise. Many people would certainly not like to be called Hindu
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                            #14
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                            Originally posted by muqawwee123 View Post
                            Blessing in disguise. Many people would certainly not like to be called Hindu
                            I know.
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                              #15
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                              BTW, is there any place with name 'Kelly' near Lahore? I've read that in a battlefiled in kelly Alaoudin Khilji defeated Moghals (might be Mongols)

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                              2-Sultan Alauddin Khilji

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                              He defeated the Moghals in the battlefield Kelly near Lahore.
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