Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Alauddin was the first Sultan to have a large permanent standing army and paid them in cash.
2.The Chehra and Dagh System were introduced by Alauddin.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Explanation: Alauddin was the first Sultan to have a large permanent standing army and paid them in cash from the royal treasury.
- He imported horses and according to historian Ferishta, he recruited 4,75,000 cavalrymen.
- An innovative Chehra and Dagh System were introduced by him wherein the Chehra (detailed description of each soldier) and Dagh (branding of horses) was maintained.
- To ensure maximum efficiency, a strict review of the army from time to time was carried out.
Source: Poonam Dahiya