A few points to note, assuming Alexander won. 1. Alexander, after defeating Porus, impressed by him makes him the governor of all his territories in India. Hydaspes (Old Indian Vitaçtā, modern Jhelum): river in Pakistan, famous for a battle of Alexander the Great. Hydaspes, possible location of the. After destroying the last remnants of the Persian army at Gaugamela, Alexander spent the next two years occupying the heartlands of central Asia. Continuing.

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Hydaspes ( BCE) – Livius

When the Macedonians reached the place where the Indian king was waiting for them, they deployed their phalanx and moved slowly towards their enemy.

Alexander now lead out his elite companion cavalry to assist his right wing mounted archers still locked in a stalemate against the Indian left wing cavalry. Battle of the Hydaspes River that guy says: There were heavy rains – the monsoon seems to have started early – and the river Jhelum, already wide in May because of the melting waters of the Himalayas, became hydaaspes wide.

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Alexander speedily disposed of Agalassa. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. In the center the already hard pressed Indian forces soon found themselves the only troops left on hydaspws battlefield as their left wing began to crumble and melt away at about the same time their countrymen on the right flank were swept aside and utterly destroyed as a fighting force.


Very battld in June this year, India became the fourth largest country with A tower, then the adjoining curtain wall, collapsed. This site is not difficult to reach and the west bank offers room to gather ships, yet it is out of sight from the other bank.

November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Only two had reached the point of assault, and the men holding them hung back. Lung tissue never fully recovers, and the thick scarring in its place made every breath cut like a knife. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Battles, Tactics, and Trickery. Possible site of Alexander’s crossing of the Jhelum.

The Macedonian troops, refusing to go to their camps, instead had stood in arms around the tent, waiting for news. But he was not speaking for the officers, but for the men.

Hydaspes (326 BCE)

A Macedonian king was still very much an Indo-European war chieftain whose position was more first among equals than absolute master. Date May BC.

After the battle Alexander sent word to Porus that he wished a meeting between the two leaders to end hostilities. The Macedonian paean rang out as the great beasts crashed into the long spears, impaling themselves. Which state is the largest producer of uranium in India?

This contribution has not yet been formally edited yhdaspes Britannica. At night he struck out across 50 miles of desert. From its shore, the army would march home. For having found it hard enough to defeat an enemy who brought but twenty thousand foot and two thousand horse into the field, they thought they had reason to oppose Alexander’s design of leading them on to pass the Ganges, too, which they were told was thirty-two furlongs broad and a fathom deep, and the banks on the further side covered with multitudes of enemies.


He then tried to sway them with a rhetorical flourish that revealed much about himself: Unknown to the Indian King, just out of view of the battlefield Alexander had concealed 1, cavalry against his right flank. History Map in a Flash. He seized upon bad omens to announce that the army would return home.

The Guards shouted to Alexander to jump to safety into their arms, but he ignored them. The gate was still wedged half shut, letting only one man inside at time.

At last, the pragmatist in him won out. After fortifying Bactria with 10, men, Alexander commenced his invasion of India through the Khyber Pass.

It was at the river Hydaspes that Alexander would come across the first serious opposition to his invasion. From now on, the Indians were on all sides surrounded, and the battlefield changed into a killing ground.