First Battle of Panipat

The Battle of Panipat, fought between the invading forces of Babur and the Lodi Kingdom
The Battle of Panipat, fought between the invading forces of Babur and the Lodi Kingdom

Historical Context

The Mughal forces led by their commander Babur defeated the forces of the Delhi sultanate, destroying its influence in northern India and marking the beginnings of the Mughal Empire.

Babur's army was vastly outnumbered, an estimated 10,000 of his men faced off against 100,000 of Lodi's and 1,000 elephants by the city of Panipat. However the Mugal forces were better trained and better equipped; the battle marks the first use of gunpowder weapons. The Mughal tied 700 carts together to create temporary fortifications and its cavalry completed a flanking move that left 6,000 of the sultan's forces dead, including Lodi himself.

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Location taken: Panipat, India

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