In which year, Ashoka invaded Kalinga?

In which year, Ashoka invaded Kalinga?
[A]261 BC
[B]235 BC
[C]285 BC
[D]275 BC

261 BC
The Mauryan emperor, Ashoka invaded Kalinga in 261 BC and after a fierce battle Kalinga was conquered. The 13th rock edict of Ashoka elaborates the Kalinga war.

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