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Published on Jun 27, 2009
The Battle of the Hydaspes River was fought by Alexander the Great in 325 BC against the king Porus on the Hydaspes River in the Punjab region of ancient India, near Bhera now in Pakistan. The kingdom of Paurava of King Porus was situated in the part of Punjab which is now part of modern day Pakistan. The Hydaspes was the last major and most costly battle fought by Alexander. King Porus and his men put up a fierce resistance against the invading Macedonian army which won the admiration and respect of Alexander.
Although victorious, Alexander's exhausted army mutinied soon after, when he made plans to cross river Hyphasis, and refused to go further into India. After some short, yet victorious campaigns against Indian tribes residing along the Indus, securing his rule and founding cities that would serve as outposts and trade centers, Alexander would return to Babylon.