siege of Arcot

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Robert Clive, a young captain in the army of the East India Company, while attempting to relieve Mahomet Ali in Trichinopoly, was besieged in Arcot by a vastly superior French and Indian force. He defended it for 50 days until help came. It was Clive's first major victory and a check to French progress in the Carnatic.

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