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War of Haldighati: An uneven battle

The Battle of Haldighati was fought on February 18, 1576. It was fought between Maharana Pratap and Mugal king Akbar. It was primarily fought in the traditional manner between cavalry and elephants since the Mughals found it difficult to transport artillery over the rough terrain. In a traditional fight the Rajputs were at an advantage; their impetuous attack led to a crumbling of the Mughal left and right wings and put pressure on the center until reserves, and a rumor of Akbar's arrival, turned the tide, and resulted in a Rajput retreat. The heat, and fear of ambush in the hills, resulted in the Mughals deciding not to pursue the Rajputs into the hills

Updated : 27 September 2015, 10:19 PM