With reference to the relative position of French and the Britishers on the eve of Carnatic wars, consider the following observations: 
1. The position of the English East India Company was superior to that of the French East India Company
2. The Naval Power of Frech was superior to the British
Which among the above is / are correct statements? 

Answer: [A] Only 1

The second statemt is not correct because the sea power of the English was superior to that of the French. The merchant fleets of the English were bigger and made regular voyages.

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