The French failed to establish power in the Deccan because

(A) Duplex was not a capable general
(B) The English had a strong army
(C) The French were not liked by the Indians
(D) Pondicherry was not a strategic centre

Correct Answer : The English had a strong army
Question Asked : UPPCS (Pre) 1998
Explanation : One major cause of French failure in India was their weak naval strength. According to Voltaire, during the war of Austrian succession, the French naval strength was reduced so badly that the Navy had hardly any battleship left in the Seven Year’s War. On the other hand, the British had a strong naval army troop.
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