The battle of Alaboi was one the most prominent battles that took place between the Ahoms and Mughals. The Ahoms under Lachit Borphukan won Guwahati back from the Mughals in October 1667. Mughals did not sit back and Aurangzeb appointed Ram Singh of Amber on 19th December 1667 to invade Assam. Ram Singh started his expedition to Assam on 27th December, 1667. While travelling he crossed through Kuntaghat and reached Sualkuchi in April, 1669 and later the capital of Assam. The brave Assamese soldiers under General Lachit Borphukan stood in the way of his plans. On 5th August, 1669 both sides clashed at Alaboi near present day Dadara, Village-Pacharia in Kamrup District. The Assamese were fighting for their motherland and inflicted huge losses on the Mughal Army. In the ensuing battle, 10,000 Assamese soldiers sacrificed their lives at the altar of the nation. But the sacrifice of the brave Assamese soldiers did not go in vain and the Mughal were forced to stop and the outcome was the victory of the Ahoms.
Yet, the Mughals are not shattered with the defeat they came back two years later in 1671 to invade Assam once again. But, the inspired Assamese soldiers were strong enough to face another battle that was the Battle of Saraighat. This time too a crushing and humiliating defeat was served to the Mughals. The Battle of Saraighat was predominantly a naval battle where the Mughals had large boats compared to the small boats of the Ahoms. The Ahoms spanned the river Brahmaputra over an improvised bridge of boats and restored to a combined front and rear attack. The entry of Lachit Borphukan transformed the Ahom soldiers and led to a decisive victory.