Maharaj Shivaji’s Guerilla Tactics (short read)

For those who would hear this name for the first time, please do take some time to read about one of India’s greatest and smartest kings, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Though he lived for around 50 years, his strength and skills are unique and provide great lessons for every person on earth.

A patriot who kept enemy on their toes and alert till the time he lived. He was a people’s leader who is still loved by all aware Indians.

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Veer Shivaji’s enemies had unlimited troops, artillery and ammunition as compared to equipment owned by his soldiers. It was difficult for him to fight the enemy but he cleverly used local terrain for warfare.

The dense forests of Maharashtra (India) having deep valleys, ghats and hills obstructed the steady movement of the enemy carrying heavy artillery.

In contrast to this, each Maratha soldier carried light arms, such as a shield, a sword and a spear. So, the soldiers climbed the hills with more speed.

Maratha soldiers were popular for their strength and Shivaji took advantage of these physical qualities effectively. Thus, it proves that Shivaji was a greatest military genius.
Shivaji attacked the enemy troops by isolating and demolishing them unit by unit without leaving them time to get prepared.

Shivaji’s troops always hid quickly after an attack.
Thus, he polished his and his troops’ guerilla warfare skills and destroyed the enemy.


Image courtesy: DNA India, India Today

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