However, briefly, Alexander the Great entered the region around 327 B.C crossing the Hindukush Range South of the Pamir, conquering areas of upper and lower Swat, entered the area covered by the Indus, marching across to Hund which was the seat of trade and commerce on the bank of the River Indus.
Alexander then marched on to the plains covered by the River Jhelum where the battle with a defeated Raja Porus at the Salt Range near Jalalapur was made famous by Alexander offer to spare Raja Porus life on being told that the vanquished wished to be "treated as one king would do to another king". He then routed his journey again along the Indus, and finally returned by marching across Makran Desert to the coast on the Arabian Sea where he picked up vessels for his return to Macedonia.
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