What We Learned…from the Hydaspes River

Gabriel, Richard A.
January 2008
Military History;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p17
The article presents a history of the battle between the armies of Alexander the Great and East Indian Prince Porus at Hydaspes River in India. Porus' army was comprised of 30,000 infantry, 4,000 cavalry, 300 chariots and 200 elephants waiting on the far bank. Alexander faced a forced river crossing opposed by a strong enemy. Alexander's army comprised 23,000 Greek heavy infantry, 1,000 Iranian horse-archers and 8,000 heavy cavalry.


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