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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Porus’ aggressive response forced Taxiles to take flight on his steed. In the center, the Macedonian phalanx was almost broken by the charging elephants, but eventually drove them off, only to face the Indian infantry. Users are requested to review the revised Privacy Policy before using the website services, as any further use of the website will be considered as User’s consent to MapsofIndia Privacy Policy and Terms.

Alexander now arrived were Porus once stood, he then ordered his rear guard on the other bank to ford the river and rejoin the main army. The gate was still wedged half shut, letting only one man inside at time. That is a stupid remark considering he returned with his army to macedonia. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.

If you wish to go home, you are at liberty to do so — and you may tell your people there that you deserted your King in the midst of his enemies. Rumors put the strength of the Mallians alone at 90, infantry, 10, horse and chariots. The Indians had fought hard again, inflicting an alarming number of casualties. A man will yearn for his fill of all these joys before his fill of war. Possible site of Alexander’s crossing of the Jhelum.

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After a desperate struggle between man and beast the Macedonian weaponry began to take its toll on the elephant’s. These articles have not yet undergone the rigorous in-house editing or fact-checking and styling process to which most Britannica articles are customarily subjected.

Alexander was carefully placed on a shield and carried out of the citadel to his tent as the city was given over to massacre.

With his entire force now across the Hydaspes, Alexander marched inland to face Porus.

Alexander used his cavalry to fix the Mallians, while his horse archers took their toll of the enemy. Both peoples were led not by kings but by Brahmin elites. Then Coenus put his finger on the gulf between the king and his army: As a result, Porus, ‘no longer expecting a sudden attempt under cover of darkness, was lulled into a sense of security. Alexander placed his cavalry on his right wing and drew up his infantry phalanxes to the left of the cavalry.

Battle of the Hydaspes

The battle resulted in a Greek victory and the surrender of Porus. Unlike Persia, the advance through India was extremely rough going, all along Alexander’s line of march the inhabitants of every hydspes and town violently resisted his troops.

He seized upon bad omens to announce that the army would return home. There was a problem with your submission. Then others put their shoulders to the gate and with a heave sprung it open. Without the aid of the left flank which was still to shaken and disorganized, Parmenio ordered what was left of the Macedonian infantry phalanxes forward in a general advance.

As his ship approached the quarters, he had the awnings pulled back so that the men could see him on his bed.


Fuller saw Diodorus’ casualty figures of 1, men killed as more realistic. Subsequent events would show that the commander did not fail to note how his Macedonians had hung back, even momentarily.

Attacking their foe in the rear they mercilessly cut the Indian cavalry down from their mounts. Everything that could rust, rot, mold or corrode did.

Alexander knew he desperately needed a major victory to restore his army’s low morale. Historians do not consider this action by Alexander’s troops represented a mutiny but hyadspes it an increase in military unrest amongst the troops, which forced Alexander to finally give in.

Hydaspes ( BCE) – Livius

But with his elephants and slow-moving…. Porus was kept continuously on the move until he decided it was a bluff and relaxed. Following the battle, Alexander founded two cities in this region, one at the spot of the battle called Nicaea Greek for Victory in commemoration of his success and one on the other side of the Hydaspes called Alexandria Bucephalushydas;es honour his faithful steed, bsttle died soon after this battle.

His army, exhausted from the continuous campaigning and concerned at the prospect of facing yet another gigantic Indian army, demanded that they should return to the west. Alexander commenced the battle by sending his Bathle horse archers to harass the Indian right wing cavalry. But the sheer bravery of each individual soldier could not halt the Macedonian’s from advancing on all fronts. The conquest of Bactria and the Indus valley. It was the only defeat Alexander had ever suffered.