The Chola military was a well organised and effective fighting force during medieval times. The imperial Cholas of the Vijayalaya dynasty who ruled parts of South India and Lanka between the tenth and the thirteenth centuries CE were dependent on their army and the navy to Expand and maintain order in their vast empire.
The King & in later days Emperor was the head of the army and the navy.
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