Who was the winner of the battle of hydaspes?
king Porus of
According to the question who won the Battle of Hydaspes. So the answer to the question is that many resources say that Alexander won the battle but many others also claim that Porus won the battle because after this battle of Hydaspes Alexander conducted no other invasion into India and the Alexander’s army could not face another battle after Battle of Hydaspes.
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According to the sources which claim that Alexander won the Battle Of Hydaspes in these sources
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Story Of Battle Of
On His, Way To India
After invading the Persian empire successfully, Alexander moved further
as to fulfil his dream to conquer the world. So, Alexander invaded northern India.
Alexander has gained many troops along the way to India including the support of Taxila
To avoid any more battles, Alexander offered a peace agreement to Porus king of Punjab. But proud Porus refused it and he told Alexander that he will meet in a battle, he countered Alexander because he thought defence lies in the river itself because
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Preparation For The Battle Of
Alexander had camped on the other side of
Alexander had played many tricks to confuse king Porus about his strategy to cross the river.
As Alexander don’t want King Porus to know about when he will cross or how he will cross the river. So, the crossing of the river for the battle of
To keep Porus unaware, Alexander left Craterus in a camp with sufficient soldiers
and orders not to cross himself until later. One story also describes that Alexander to leave a soldier dressed as a king to further confuse Porus.
Alexander took with him his cavalry, archers and infantry to cross the river
Crossing The River
At dawn, he reached the shore successfully and regrouped his army into battle formation to meet king Porus. And also scouts of Porus have already seen that Alexander has crossed the river. So, Porus prepared to retaliate.
Porus at first send his son along with 3000 cavalry and 120 chariots
Arrian a Greek Historian described the condition of that time as follows.
“”and the Indians, seeing Alexander there in person and his massed cavalry coming at them in successive charges, squadron by squadron, broke and fled
Porus prepared to meet the Macedonian army, placing his well-known weapon, the elephants, on his front line ahead of his infantry. The Indian cavalry
Most of the ancient document agree that Alexander was on the right and with the help of companion cavalry to attack Porus and his horse archers to attack elephants. The aim of Archers was to make elephants panic. Coenus attacked the right flank while Alexander attacked the left. In defence, Porus ordered his cavalry to help him in the left flank against Alexander assaults.
Unfortunately, elephants in the Porus army became panicked and caused more harm to Porus’ army than Alexander.
Porus was a proud king despite severe wounds and watching his army flee from battlegrounds he doesn’t admit defeat or surrender.
Alexander when asked Porus after Battle of
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