The invasion of India began in the summer of 327 B

The invasion of India began in the summer of 327 B -...

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The invasion of India began in the summer of 327 B.C. Alexander proceeded as he had  in his Persian conquest, vanquishing city by city. Many cities surrendered without a fight;  those that did not were usually massacred without mercy. Alexander soon gained the  support of Ambhi, the ruler of Attock. Alexander and his troops rested for a couple of  months in the capital city of Taxiles as they prepared to meet Ambhi's enemy, Porus. In response to Alexander's request that he submit, Porus assembled his army and  prepared to meet Alexander on the bank of the Hydaspes River. When Alexander  arrived, he found that Porus had the fords guarded with elephants, which made a  crossing impossible. Moreover, whenever Alexander moved along the river, Porus  mirrored him on the opposite side. To confuse his foe, Alexander divided his army into  several units and spread them along the bank. This splitting up also gave Alexander a 
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