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Alexander the great considered as world’s finest warrior and king, his kingdom was the longest kingdom any King ever had but if we talk about the Indian Invasion, there are many evidence that proved that no Alexander the great did not invade the India. The battle of Jhelum in 326 B.C. plays a vital role in the history of world. According to the Greek records, In his conquest of occupying Asia, Alexander reached Hindukush mountains (in the present-day Pakistan) and made an alliance with Ambhi, king of Taxila and their combined force defeated the Purushottama (Porus) in the battle. Let just find out some Evidence that proves that may be King Alexander not invaded the India:
When Alexander tried to invade India, he found the real strength in the words of the Persians. Later, he wrote to his mother that:
"I am involved in the land of a ‘Leonine’ (lion-like) and brave people, where every foot of the ground is like a wall of steel, confronting my soldier. You have brought only one Alexander into the world, but every mother in this land has brought an Alexander in the world."
Many Greek historian told about the king Porus that:
"Wounded in his shoulder, standing over 2 m (6 ft 7 in) tall, but still on his feet, he was asked by Alexander how he wished to be treated. "Treat me, Alexander, the way a King treats another King" Porus said."
The battle of Jhelum as the most difficult fight in Alexander’s life, Diodorus wrote that:
"Upon this the elephants, applying to good use their prodigious size and strength, killed some of the enemy by trampling under their feet, and crushing their armour and their bones, while upon other they inflicted a terrible death, for they first lifted them aloft with their trunks, which they and twisted round their bodies and then dashed them down with great violence to the ground. Many others they deprived in a moment of life by goring then through and through with their tusks"
Conclusion:
Alexander did not invade India because he feared of mighty empires such as Ganderites and Praesii ready with eighty thousand horsemen, two hundred thousand footmen, eight thousand chariots, and six thousand fighting elephants.
As the records were written by Alexander's men, they wrote in favor of him. Many facts were manipulated by them leaving a lot of loopholes. But let just think wisely and practically.
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