The Kalinga war was fought in which year of Ashoka reign?

The Kalinga war was fought in which year of Ashoka reign?
[A]6
[B]7
[C]8
[D]9

8
The Magadha Emperor, Ashoka invaded Kalinga in the eight year of his reign in 261 B.C. Nearly one lakh soldiers lost their lives in that war and one and half lakh soldiers were captured. The 13th rock edict of Ashoka throws light on this war.

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