With reference to the relative position on the French and the Britishers on the eve of Carnatic wars, consider the following statements:
1. The maritime power of the English was superior to that of the French
2. While British Company was backed by the Government, French Company was more of a private concern
3. The settlements of English in India were superior that those of French
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [C] Only 1 & 3

The second statement is not correct here.

Relative position on the French and the Britishers on the eve of Carnatic wars.

  1. The position of the English Company was superior to that of the French Company.
  2. The sea power of the English was superior to that of the French .
  3. The English settlements were superior to those of the French.
  4. French Company was backed by the Government the English Company was a private concern. It was more enterprising.
  5. The English had a strong navy. The position of the French was inferior so far as sea power was concerned.

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