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Why was Alexander the Great unable to conquer India?

Asked by I. Klose, Last updated: Jan 23, 2020

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L. Agate

L. Agate

Answered Oct 14, 2019

Once Alexander the Great reached the borders of India, he had a plethora of elephants under his command. When it came to vanquishing Porus, who ruled Punjab, Alexander had to face a formidable body of between 85 and 100 war elephants during the Battle of Hydaspes River. Alexander could see that the Kings of the Nanda Empire and Gangaridai could let loose between 3,000 and 6,000 war elephants. ...Read More
 

N. Reyes

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N. Reyes, Writer, B.ed, California

Answered Oct 03, 2019

Alexander the Great was not able to conquer India because of the formidable European army that had already invaded certain parts of India. Alexander the Great had conquered many parts of the Western world and hoping to do the same in India. Alexander the Great was stopped at his point of entry into India by Porus (King Purushottama) when he came in 327 BC. ...Read More
 

B. Denton

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B. Denton, Traveler, journalism, Greater Manchester

Answered Sep 30, 2019

Alexander the Great was unable to conquer India because he met a formidable military force in the eastern part of India. Alexander, together with his soldiers, were able to defeat king Porus and his armies as they were advancing into Indian borders. This battle was so fierce that Alexander himself sustained so many injuries, and there were so many casualties on his side. However, he was able to defeat king Porus and his soldi...Read More
 

O. Bickis

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O. Bickis, Corporate employee, MBA, Stockton

Answered Jan 22, 2019

There are several theories, which historians love to argue over, as to why Alexander the Great did not conquer India. Some of them are way out in the left field and do not deserve to be poked with a stick. There are a few, however, that bear closer scrutiny. ...Read More
 

Mike John

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Mike John, Content Explorer, MCA, Los Angeles, California, USA

Answered Jan 14, 2019

Although Alexander the Great had his eyes set on India, he was unable to fulfill this dream. Although he was able to conquer much of the West, the issues surrounding his attempt to invade India is under a lot of controversy. ...Read More
 

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