Frequent question: When was the first foreign invasion of India?

There were two major foreign invasions of Indian Sub-continent which happened in the form of Iranian invasion in 518 BC and Macedonian invasion in 326 BC. The Achaemenian ruler Darius I attacked the north-west frontier of India in 518 BC and taking advantage of political disunity annexed Punjab.

Who was the first foreign invasion of India?

Alexander’s Invasion

In 326 BC, Alexander invaded India, after crossing the river Indus he advanced towards Taxila. He then challenged king Porus , ruler of the kingdom between the rivers Jhelum and Chenab.

Who were the foreign invaders in India?

7 Historic Invasions of Foreign Forces on India | History

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  • The Mongol Invasion during the Reign of Tughlaq Dynasty: …
  • Invasion of Timur (1398-1399 A.D.):

Who was the first king of India?

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

Who brought Islam in India?

Islam reached India in the very early period and it is believed that one of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s companions Malik bin Deenar came to India’s western coast in 7th century and a mosque was built there in 629 EC which still exists.

Who Ruled India most?

List of largest empires in India

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Empire Approximate maximum extent (Area in km²) Size as percentage of area of Republic of India
British Indian Empire 4,574,000 139%
Mughal Empire 4,000,000 122%
Maurya Empire 3,400,000–5,000,000 103%–152%
Republic of India (for comparison) 3,287,263 100%
Dreams of India