Consider the following statements:

Q. Consider the following statements:

I. During the reign of Chandragupta-I, the Sakas were defeated.

II. Samudragupta’s South Indian conquest did not lead to any permanent annexation.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(1) Statement I only

(2) Statement II only

(3) Both of them

(4) None

Answer: 3

The Saka rule in northwest India and Pakistan came to an end after the death of Azes II (12 BC) when the region came under the Kushanas. In western India, their rule came to an end in the 4th century AD when the last Western Satrap Saka ruler Rudrasimha III was defeated by Chandragupta II of the Gupta dynasty.

Samudragupta’s did not annex the south Indian kingdoms because he realized it would not be easy to control such a vast empire without proper transport and communication facilities.

In the Satavahana’s inscriptions, the terms ‘Katakas’ and ‘Skandhavaras’ mean?

Which of the items listed above were introduced by the Shakas and Kushans from Central Asia?

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