UPSC History Expansion Company and Bengal Nawabs Question Bank Arrival of Europeans

  • question_answer Vasco da Gama discovered the sea route to India in which one of the following years?

    A)  1453

    B)  1492

    C)  1494

    D)  1498

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

     Vasco da Gama discovered the sea route to India in 1498. The first Portuguese encounter with India was on 20 May 1498 when Vasco da Gama readied Calicut on Malabar Coast. Vasco da Gama sailed to India for a second time with 15 ships and 800 men, arriving at Calicut on 30 October 1502, where the ruler was willing to sign a treaty.

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