Nader Shah at Battle, painting at Chehel-Sotun
The Battle of Karnal (February 13, 1739), was a decisive victory for Nader Shah the emperor of Persia during his invasion of India. Shah’s forces defeated the army of Muhammad Shah, the Mughal emperor in little more than three hours thus paving the way for the Persian sack of Delhi. The battle took place at Karnal, 110 kilometres (68 mi) north of Delhi, India.

Nader Shah at Battle, painting at Chehel-Sotun

The Battle of Karnal (February 13, 1739), was a decisive victory for Nader Shah the emperor of Persia during his invasion of India. Shah’s forces defeated the army of Muhammad Shah, the Mughal emperor in little more than three hours thus paving the way for the Persian sack of Delhi. The battle took place at Karnal, 110 kilometres (68 mi) north of Delhi, India.