Consider the following statements:
1. There were many Portuguese Officers in Shivaji’s Army
2. The idea for establishment of Topkhana and Darukhana was borrowed from Portuguese
Which among the above statements is/ are orrect?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2 are correct

We must know that there were many Portuguese Officers in Shivaji’s army, specially for the Topkhana and Darukhana. Shivaji`s establishment of Darukhana and Topkhana was based upon the Casa de Polbora of the Portuguese. Before that Marathas had no ammunition factories of their own. But Shivaji had also obtained some ammunition from French.

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