BATTLE OF WANDIWASH 1760


Battle of Wandiwash, (Jan. 22, 1760), a confrontation between the French, under the Count de Lally, and the British, under Sir Eyre Coote.

It was the decisive battle in the Anglo-French struggle in southern India during the Seven Years’ War (1756–63).

This was the Third Carnatic War fought between the French and the British.

After making substantial gains in Bengal and Hyderabad, the British, after collecting huge amount of revenue, were fully equipped to face the French in Wandiwash.

Thus, they defeated the French comprehensively in this Battle.