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The Battle of Basoli was fought between Mughal Empire and the Sikhs. The Mughal army was defeated in the bloody Battle of Nirmohgarh (1702) earlier in the year. After the battle, Sikh Guru Gobind Singh moved to Basoli where combined forces of hilly rajas also crossed Satluj and Sikh army was attacked by hilly rajas under Raja Ajmer Chand. Guru Gobind Singh put up a formidable defence at Basoli. There, Sikhs fought with gallantry and once again the enemy forces failed to subdue Sikhs and Khalsa army forced the enemy to roll back by defeating them at Basoli too.

Battle of Basoli
Part of Mughal-Sikh Wars
Date1702
Location
Basoli, modern day district Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir.
Result Sikh victory.[1][2]
Belligerents
Nishan Sahib.svg Khalsa
Commanders and leaders

Nishan Sahib.svg Guru Gobind Singh Nishan Sahib.svg Bhai Daya Singh Nishan Sahib.svg Bhai Dharam Singh Nishan Sahib.svg Bhai Mohkam Singh Nishan Sahib.svg Bhai Himmat Singh Nishan Sahib.svg Bhai Sahib Singh

Nishan Sahib.svg Sahibzada Ajit Singh
Strength
Unknown Unknown

After the battle the combined forces withdrew to Sirhind and Raja Ajmer chand made a tactical peace with the Guru.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jacques, Tony. Dictionary of Battles and Sieges. Greenwood Press. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-313-33536-5. Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2015-07-25.
  2. ^ Sagoo, Harbans (2001). Banda Singh Bahadur and Sikh Sovereignty. Deep & Deep Publications.
  3. ^ Surjit Singh Gandhi (2007). History of Sikh Gurus Retold: 1606-1708 C.E. Atlantic Publishers & Dist. p. 820. ISBN 9788126908585.