Battle of Vasai

Battle of Vasai

The Battle of Vasai was fought between the Marathas and the Portuguese rulers of Vasai, a village lying near Bombay in the present-day state of Maharashtra, India. The Marathas were led by Chimaji Appa, a brother of Peshwa Baji Rao I. Maratha victory in this war was a major achievement of Baji Rao I reign.

The initial siege was laid in 1739 on the outskirts of Vasai Fort. Portuguese occupied the fort and its surrounding area.

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