Siege of Pondicherry, 6 December 1760-15 January 1761 (India)
Siege that resulted in the capture of the last French stronghold in southern India. The British, under Eyrie Coot, were able to complete the investiture of the town on 6 December 1760, despite a hurricane that threatened the British naval blockade. On 15 January 1761 the French commander, the Count de Lally, surrendered the town, ending French hopes of establishing a trading empire in India, and leaving the British East India Company triumphant.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (8 November 2000), Siege of Pondicherry, 6 December 1760-15 January 1761, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_pondicherry.html