The 12 elements included in this nomination consist of Salher, Shivneri, Lohagad, Khanderi, Raigad, Rajgad, Pratapgad, Suvarnadurg, Panhala, Vijaydurg, and Sindhudurg forts in Maharashtra, along with the Gingee Fort in Tamil Nadu. The article discusses India's nomination of the "Maratha Military Landscapes" for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage list. It traces the origins of Maratha military ideology to the 17th century, under the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, continuing through subsequent rulers until the end of the Peshwa rule in 1818. The nomination emphasizes the cultural significance of these forts, highlighting their strategic importance and distribution across diverse geographical regions. India currently boasts 42 World Heritage sites, with the "Maratha Military Landscapes" being the sixth cultural property nominated from Maharashtra. This nomination underscores the rich historical and architectural heritage of India's military past.