Q. “The battle of Hydaspes” was fought between Alexander and?

[A] The Mahapadma Nanda

[B] The Chandra Gupta Maurya

[C] The Porus

[D] The Ambhi

Answer: C

Explanation: In 326 BCE when Alexander entered the Indian subcontinent after defeating the Persians, Ambhi, the ruler of Taxila, surrendered and accepted the suzerainty of Alexander.

  • The most famous of Alexander’s encounters was with Porus, ruler of the region between Jhelum and Beas.
  • The two armies met in the battle of Hydaspes in which Porus was imprisoned. Later, impressed by the Porus’s dignity, Alexander restored his throne on the condition of accepting his suzerainty.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT