Which among the following were the first Europeans to come to India?

Options :
  1. British
  2. Dutch
  3. French
  4. Portuguese
Answer and Explanation :-

Answer: Option 4


Among the Europeans: British, Dutch, French and Portuguese; the Portuguese were the first ones to arrive in India. Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese explorer, who arrived in India on 1498 A.D. and resumed direct trade links with India. Later Goa was conquered by the Portuguese on 1510 A.D.

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