Where did French establish their capital?
In February, 1701, Pondicherry was made the capital of the French settlements in India, and François Martin was appointed president of the superior council and director general of French affairs in India.
How did the French establish their colonies in India?
The French settlement in India began in 1673 with the purchase of land at Chandernagore from the Mughal Governor of Bengal. The next year they acquired Pondicherry from the Sultan of Bijapur. Both became the centres of maritime commercial activities of the French in India.
Where was the headquarters of the French in India situated?
Complete answer: In 1674 the French East India company under Francois Martin established its settlement at Pondicherry which became their chief trading centre.