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Q.

With reference to Mughal Era, the terms “Elchi”or “Safir” refer to ___?

 A.

Spies

 B.

Ambassadors

 C.

Governors

 D.

Spies

 E.

None of these

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Solution:
Option(B) is correct

There was a definite pattern of diplomatic relations between the mughals and the empires of Central and West Asia such as Uzbek, Safavid and Ottoman.

The most common mode of diplomacy was the exchange of diplomatic mission.

The status of the mission depended largely on the status of the ambassadors, called elchi or safir, specially his proximity to the ruler.


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