What was the immediate reason for Ahmad Shah Abdali to invade India and fight the Third Battle of Panipat?

(A) He wanted to avenge the expulsion of his Viceroy Timur Shah from Lahore by Marathas
(B) The frustrated Governor of Jullundhar Adina Beg Khan invited him to invade Punjab
(C) He wanted to punish Mughal administration for non-payment of the revenues of the Chahar Mahal (Gujarat, Aurangabad, Sialkot, and Pasrur)
(D) He wanted to annex all the fertile plains of Punjab up to the borders of Delhi to his kingdom

Correct Answer : He wanted to avenge the expulsion of his Viceroy Timur Shah from Lahore by Marathas
Question Asked : IAS (Pre) 2010
Explanation : The immediate reason for the third battle of Panipat was that Ahmad Shah Abdali’s desire to avenge Marathas as they expelled his viceroy Timur Shah from Lahore.
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