Third Battle of Panipat. Peshwa Madhavrao I mainly sought his assistance in his attempt to restore Maratha Empire in the North after the defeat in the Battle of Panipat (1761) Rahimat and Ahmed khan Bangash, both of whom had seen Panipat, joined hands and determined to present, a bold front to the Maratha hosts as they came. Halting for a while at Delhi the Marathas entered the Doab. Maratha armies soon dashed north of Delhi and killed Qutub Shah, an Afghan general along with his 10,000+ soldiers in revenge of the killing of brave Maratha leader Dattaji Scindia. Although Marathas were routed in Panipat, it was just an army of Maratha Empire which was involved in third battle of Panipat. Had Afghan forces attacked Gwalior or Indore, Marathas would have certainly resisted in great numbers. Rahimat and Ahmed khan Bangash, both of whom had seen Panipat, joined hands and determined to present, a bold front to the Maratha hosts as they came. But the vast retinue of servants, women and camp followers quickly finished the food and scarcity now prevailed. During the same time, Peshwa was crossing Narmada river with a big army. The Third Battle of Panipat took place on 14 January 1761, at Panipat, about 60 miles north of Delhi between Maratha and the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali, supported by two Indian Muslim allies—the Rohilla Pathans of the Ganga-Jamuna Doab, and Shuja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh. By 1772 they were back in Delhi defeating the Pathans and in revenge pulled down their tombs and monuments of victory even consigning the remains of Najib Khan to the fire after pulling it from his grave.The courage of the army in 1761 became as a legend to the Maratha warriors who followed.

Both the Afghans and Marathas entrenched themselves in Panipat and a war was inevitable. But the vast retinue of servants, women and camp followers quickly finished the food and scarcity now prevailed. Halting for a while at Delhi the Marathas entered the Doab. The battle is considered one of the largest and bloodiest … Actually panipat had enough food to last the maratha army for months. Within a few decades, Marathas again captured Delhi once again. Bhau, then planned to march to the north, but Abdali blocked his way efficiently. Visaji Krushna Chinchalkar, popularly known as Visaji Pant Biniwale, was one of the leading Generals of Peshwas in Northern India during 1759 to 1772.