Hilt of an indian sword decorated with gold

India

Arms and armour feature as a central part of Indian culture from earliest times. The heroes of early epic stories such as the Mahabharata ride on chariots and shoot bows. Archery plays a central role in all Indian military until the widespread introduction of firearms in the 18th century.


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Strange but true

A bullet fired from a gun parallel to the ground, and an identical one dropped from the same height simultaneously, will both hit the ground at the same time.