The Persians were the first to invade India and were followed by the Greeks. The Persian invasion of India took place in two phases. The first phase was carried out by Cyrus around 535 BCE and the second phase by Darius in 518 BCE. The Greek invasion of India was carried out by a famous ruler, Alexander.
Who invaded India when the Greeks came to India?
The Indo-Greeks ruled various parts of north-western South Asia until the end of the 1st century BC, when they were conquered by the Scythians and Kushans.
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.
What is the old name of Persia?
The term Persia was used for centuries and originated from a region of southern Iran formerly known as Persis, alternatively as Pārs or Parsa, modern Fārs. The use of the name was gradually extended by the ancient Greeks and other peoples to apply to the whole Iranian plateau.