Today in South Asian history: the Third Battle of Panipat (1761)

Usually when a place is the site of three major battles, particularly when those battles take place over the (relatively) compressed period of about 250 years, the reason is, as real estate agents say, location, location, location. Panipat, located more or less along the most direct route from the Khyber Pass (historically the best/most popular route through the Hindu Kush mountains) through the Punjab and on to Delhi, is definitely situated in the kind of place where armies might frequently be found on the march.

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