Q. The term “Bhartiakas” is related to which of the following?

[A] Hereditary warriors

[B] Mercenaries

[C] Security of frontier forts

[D] Village elders

Answer: B
Notes:

Explanation: There is mention of periodic levies of troops such as Maula (hereditary warriors), Bhartiakas (mercenaries), and forest tribe soldiers, and allies (furnished by friends).

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT