Berar who could render inestimable service
Kubera Naga in marriage to the Vakataka king Rudrasena II.
    The details of the campaign against the Sakas are not known, but
Chandragupta II, accompanied by his feudatory chiefs and ministers, had to
wait patiently in Malwa before making the final assault. His efforts were
crowned with success. Rudrasimha III, the last of the long line of Saka
satraps, was killed.
Results of the Conquest The annexation of Kathiawar and Gujarat not
only expanded the Gupta empire from the Bay of Bengal to the Arabian Sea,
but also brought it in direct contact with the western world. The acquisition
of Broach, Sopara, Cambay and other ports dotted on the western coast of
India and the income from the custom duties collected at the numerous ports
must have given economic prosperity to the Gupta empire. The most
important entrepot at the time was Ujjain where most of the trade routes
    The effect of this extension of the western frontier was immense on the
trade and commerce as well as the culture of northern India. The European
and African trade received immense impulse with the Gupta conquest of the
Kathiawar ports. Once more the road from Pataliputra and the great
manufacturing cities of northern and central India was open right up to the
sea. The fine cotton clothes of East Bengal, the silks of West Bengal, Indigo
from Bihar, the golden embroideries and kinkhwabs of Banaras and
Anahilapataka or Anhilwara-Patan, the scents of the hill states of the
Himalayas, camphor, sandal and spices from the south were brought to these
ports without much interference. The western traders poured Roman gold into
the country in return for Indian products and the effect of this great wealth on
the country is noticeable in the great variety and number of the coins of
Chandragupta II.
Other Conquests Chandragupta had other military conquests to his credit.
An inscription engraved on the iron pillar near Qutab Minar at Delhi states
that a king named Chandra defeated a confederacy of hostile chiefs in Vanga,
and having crossed the seven mouths of the river Sindhu, conquered the
Vahlikas. Vanga denotes East Bengal and Vahlika is identified by some
scholars with Balkh (Bactria) beyond the Hindukush mountains. But other
scholars locate the Vahlikas in the Punjab. King Chandra of iron pillar