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SAI COMPUTER TYPING INSTITUTE, GULABARA CHHINDWARA (M.P.) CPCT ADMISSION OPEN MOB. NO.9098909565 Director By Lucky Shrivatri

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The Portuguese were the first Europeans to discover a direct sea route to India. On 20 May 1498, the Portuguese navigator Vasco-da-Gama reached Calicut, an important sea port located in south-west India. The local king Zamorin welcomed him and granted him some privileges. After three months in India, Vasco-da-Gama returned with a ship loaded with luggage and sold the goods in the European market for sixty times the total cost of his journey. In 1501 AD, Vasco-da-Gama came to India again for the second time and established a trading factory in Cannanore. After the establishment of trade relations, Calicut, Cannanore and Cochin emerged as major Portuguese centers in India. The Arab merchants became jealous of the Portuguese's success and progress, and this jealousy gave rise to enmity between the local king Zamorin and the Portuguese. This enmity increased so much that a situation of military conflict arose between them. King Zamorin was defeated by the Portuguese and with this victory the military supremacy of the Portuguese was established.
In 1505  Francisco de Almeida was made the first Portuguese governor of India. His policies were called the Blue Water Policy because their main objective was to control the Indian Ocean. In 1509, Francisco de Almeida was replaced by Albuquerque as the Portuguese governor in India, who in 1510 took over Goa from the Sultan of Bijapur. He is considered the real founder of Portuguese power in India. Later Goa became the headquarters of Portuguese settlements in India. By the end of the 16th century, the Portuguese had not only captured Goa, Daman, Diu and Salsette, but also vast areas along the Indian coast. also took it under his influence.
 
 

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