Who traded with India first?

Portuguese were the first Europeans to start trade with India. After the fall of Ottoman Empire and capture of Constantinople in 1453 it became difficult for Europeans to trade with India via land route.

Who were first to trade with India?

The correct answer is Portuguese. Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama was the first European to reach India via the Atlantic Ocean at Calicut in India. Portuguese were followed by the Dutch when they tried to enter the Indian market in the middle of the 16th century.

Who is India’s first largest trading partner?

With a bilateral trade of $86.4 billion in fiscal 2021, mainland China has emerged as India’s largest trading partner, overtaking the US in the process and registering 5.53 per cent growth.

Who is the biggest importer of India?

India’s top 10 trade partners from where it imported the above commodities in 2020-21, according to Statista, were:

  • China (13.7%)
  • United States of America (7.5%)
  • United Arab Emirates (6.3%)
  • Saudi Arabia (5.6%)
  • Iraq (5%)
  • Hong Kong (3.5%)
  • Switzerland (3.5%)
  • South Korea (3.3%)

Who is first king of India?

Ans: Chandragupta Maurya was the first king/ruler of Ancient India.

Who Ruled India most?

List of largest empires in India

Empire Approximate maximum extent (Area in km²) Approximate date of maximum extent
British Raj 4,574,000 1911
Mughal Empire 4,000,000 1690
Maurya Empire 3,400,000–5,000,000 261 BC or 250 BC
Republic of India (for comparison) 3,287,263
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Who founded India?

Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama becomes the first European to reach India via the Atlantic Ocean when he arrives at Calicut on the Malabar Coast. Da Gama sailed from Lisbon, Portugal, in July 1497, rounded the Cape of Good Hope, and anchored at Malindi on the east coast of Africa.