The Battle of Plassey , 23 June 1757, was a decisive victory of the British East India Company rule over the Nawab of Bengal and his French allies. The battle took place at Plassey of Bengal on the river banks of Bhagirathi, 150 km. from Calcuuta, near Murshidabad. The battle was preceded by the attack and plunder of Calcutta by Siraj-ud-Daulah and the Black Hole trajedy.The British sent reinforcements under Colonel Robert Clive and Admiral Charles Watson from Madras to Bengal and recaptured Calcutta. The Clive then took the initiative to capture the French possession.