|It was Vasco da Gama's maritime success to find out a new sea route for Europeans to India in the year 1498 that tiled the way for undeviating Indo-European commerce. Soon enough, the Portuguese set up their trading-posts in the regions of Bombay, Goa, Daman, and Diu. It was the Dutch and the British to arrive next who set up a trading-post in the Surat in the year 1619. Subsequent to these arrivals, it was the French to land on the Indian coast.
The domestic conflicts amongst the Indian Kingdoms provided prospects to the European traders, who later on founded political influence on the Indian subcontinent.