Siege of Pondicherry (1760)

The siege of Pondicherry in 1760-1761, was a conflict in the Third Carnatic War, as part of the global Seven Years' War. Lasting from 4 September 1760 to 15 January 1761, British land and naval forces besieged and eventually compelled the French garrison defending the French colonial outpost of Pondicherry to surrender. The city was running low on supplies and ammunitions when French commander Lally surrendered. It was the third British victory in the region that was under the command of Robert Clive.

Siege of Pondicherry
Part of the Third Carnatic War
Ruines de Pondichery en 1762.jpg
The demolished citadel after the siege
Date4 September 1760 – 15 January 1761
Location11°55′48″N 79°49′48″E / 11.93000°N 79.83000°E / 11.93000; 79.83000Coordinates: 11°55′48″N 79°49′48″E / 11.93000°N 79.83000°E / 11.93000; 79.83000
Result British victory

 Great Britain


Commanders and leaders
Eyre Coote Thomas Arthur
Siege of Pondicherry (1760) is located in Puducherry
Siege of Pondicherry (1760)
Location within Puducherry
Siege of Pondicherry (1760) is located in India
Siege of Pondicherry (1760)
Siege of Pondicherry (1760) (India)

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