Battle of Lahore (1759)

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Battle of Lahore
Part of Indian Campaign of Ahmad Shah Durrani
Result Decisive Maratha, Sikh victory.[1][2]

Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg Maratha Empire

Durrani Empire
Commanders and leaders
  • Maratha Sabaji Patil (Sabaji Scindia - Shinde)
  • Ahmad Shah Durrani
  • Timur Shah Durrani
  • Jahan Khan
  • The Battle of Lahore was fought between the Durrani Empire and the Maratha Empire, who were also assisted by the forces of local Sikh Sukerchakia Misl of Punjab in 1759.

    Background and battle[edit]

    Ahmad Shah Durrani raided India for the fifth time in 1759. The Afghans began to organize themselves for armed struggle against Marathas. The Afghans had no time to pass information to Kabul for help. Afghan General Jahan Khan advanced and captured a Maratha garrison at Peshawar. Then, the invaders overran Attock. Meanwhile, Sabaji Scindia - Shinde reached the place with fresh troops and a large number of local Sikh fighters of Sukerchakia Misl. In the fierce battle, the Afghans were defeated by the combined forces of the Marathas and the Sukerchakia Misl. In the battle, Jahan Khan lost his son and was himself also wounded.[3]


    1. ^ Jacques, Tony. Dictionary of Battles and Sieges. Greenwood Press. p. 562. ISBN 978-0-313-33536-5. Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2015-10-09.
    2. ^ "Marathas and the English Company 1707-1818 by Sanderson Beck". Retrieved 2015-04-10.
    3. ^ Mehta, J.L. (2005). Advanced study in the history of modern India 1707–1813. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. p. 260. ISBN 978-1-932705-54-6. Retrieved 2010-09-23.