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What is the importance of Third Battle of Panipat in the Indian History?

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posted Oct 30, 2014 by Salil Agrawal

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The Third Battle of Panipat took place on 14 January 1761, at Panipat (Haryana State, India), about 60 miles (95.5 km) north of Delhi. The battle pitted the French-supplied artillery and cavalry of the Marathas against the heavy cavalry and mounted artillery(zamburak and jizail) of the Afghans led by Ahmad Shah Durrani, an ethnic Pashtun, also known as Ahmad Shah Abdali. The battle is considered one of the largest battles fought in the 18th century.

answer Nov 22, 2014 by Manikandan J
Adding the importance part to which Loss of Maratha had on the Indian History -
Loss of Panipat 3rd war the collapse of the Maratha military power. The Maratha dream for the establishment of their dominion over entire country was shattered as the consequence of their defeat at Panipat. Lot of Maratha Vessel states started declaring themselves as independent (though most of the loss they regained in next few years but lost the confidence).
The most important consequence of the Maratha defeat was that it paved the path of the British supremacy in India.
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