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'X' docked at the Calicut port in 1498 CE for trade purposes. The arrival of 'X' established the direct trade between India and Europe. Who was 'X'?
  1. Ferdinand Megellan
  2. Vasco da Gama
  3. Giovanni Serari
  4. Copernicus


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The correct option is B Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama docked at the Calicut port in 1498 CE for trade purposes. His arrival established the direct trade between India and Europe. The Dutch, English, and French soon followed the Portuguese, and landed in India for trading purposes.

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