Answer the following question briefly:
Give an account of the causes, events, and consequences of the First Battle of Panipat.
Babur and Ibrahim Lodi came face-to-face at Panipat in 1526 ce. Ibrahim’s large army was no match for Babur’s small, disciplined and loyal army with its excellent cavalry and fine artillery.
Babur was a born leader and an experienced military general. Within a few hours, Ibrahim’s army was routed. By evening, Ibrahim and 15,000 of his soldiers lay dead on the battlefield. The following day, Babur triumphantly entered Delhi where he was proclaimed the emperor of Hindustan.