Dec. 16, 2022

Prelims Question

Q. With reference to the Vedic period, consider the following statements-

1. In the Later Vedic period, a standing army was established which was not based on blood relations.

3. Term 'Kusid' has been used for borrowing.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. only 1

b. only 2

c.1 and 2 both

d.neither 1,nor 2

Answer – (d)

Explanation- In the Later-Vedic period, the position of the king was strengthened. Taxation system became regular but could not generate sufficient resources. Therefore, standing army could be developed and it was based on blood relation.