|Which among the following regarding the Carnatic wars fought between French and East India Company is/are not true?|
|1. The first Carnatic war was provoked by the outbreak of hostilities in Europe in 1742 between France and England.|
|2. Dupleix, the French Governor General in India played a significant role in the 3rd Carnatic War.|
|3. The Second Carnatic War was fought purely on domestic issue.|
|4. The battle of Wandiwash in 1760 marked the elimination of French influence in India and the resultant treaty of Paris in 1763 reduced the French Company to a pure trading body without any political privileges.|
|Select the correct answer using the codes given below:|
A) 1, 3 and 4
B) 1 and 2
C) Only 2
D) 3 and 4
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] The British forces under Sir Eyre Coote, defeated the French in the Battle of Wandiwash in 1760 and besieged Pondicherry. After Wandiwash, the French capital of Pondicherry fell to the British in 1761. When the Seven Years war ended with the signing of the 1763 Treaty of Paris or Peace of Paris, or the Treaty of 1763. As per parts of this treaty, the Chandranagar and Pondicherry was returned to France. The French were now allowed to have trading posts in India but forbade French traders from administering them. The Government of France also agreed to support British client governments. This was the last nail in the coffin of the French ambitions of an Indian Empire. British were now the dominant power in India.
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