Sultan Ibrahim Lodi was heading an army of 1 lakh soldiers and 300 war elephants. Babur had an army which was much less in number but strategically arranged. Babur introduced Guns and Canons in this battle which proved decisive for Babur in winning the Panipat battle against Ibrahim Lodi.
The Guns and Canons were provided protected shield so that they could not be seized by the enemy. Ibrahim Lodi was killed in the battle.
The Highlights of Panipat battle
• The Guns and Canons proved decisive and established the fact that the technology not the number decides the outcome of any battle.
• This battle ended the era of Delhi Sultanate and paved way for a new dynasty, Mughal Dynasty.
Babur earned the nickname of Kalandhari for distributing wealth and precious stones among his people.
Battle of Khanwa
After winning the Panipat battle, Babur turned his attention to Rana Sanga, the formidable Rajput king. On 16 March, 1527 the armies of Babur and Rana Sanga fought against each other in battle of Khanwa. Once again the Canons and Guns of Babur wreaked havoc in the opposition camp. The Rajputs under Rana Sanga were defeated and Babur became the undisputed ruler of India. In fact, winning the battle of Khanwa was more important for Babur than battle of Panipat.
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