Dear Forum friends, I am a simpla patriotic indian staying in MUmbai .I am 44 years old and working in Engineering consultancy firm. I am a great fan of indigenous products and looking forward to successful induction of Arjun, Tejas, Astra etc. Regarding the Name Sandrocottas, alexander used to call Chandragupta Maurya by the said name. Not much is known about the interaction between alexander and chandragupta. Chandragupta was a teenager when he met 30 year old Alexander .What chandragupta was doing (Indian spy or mercenary or a student ) in the vicinty of alexander is not known.But, he incurred the wrath of Alexander by boldly telling a truth on the face of aleaxander that alexander ordered his soldiers to cut the head of chandragupta for being impudent. But, chandragupta excaped. I am a great fan of Alexander. not because he attacked India. But, becuase he was the greatest of all kings. Modern man with all the amenities does not budge from the sofa in front of his TV set. Whereas,alexander, in times, when there were no medical advances,there were no roads, where bears,tigers,lions, cheetahs,elephants, pythons were infested like mosquitoes (2300 years back) in every nook and corner of the forests, where there were no answer to cyclones, rains, diseases etc, alexander overcame all the same and came upto india ,this shows unexplainable determination and control over his empire where there were no telephones. Unlike other emperors, he personally fought in his wars in he font and did not eat dinner until all his soldiers had eaten. Had there not been a rebellion in alexander's army regarding sharing of the conquest spoils between the remianing greek soldiers and the locals ( many greek soldeirs died in battles and alexander had to recruit locals to maintain his army numbers );alexaner would have focussed on conquering india. Thanks to all of you for your patient hearing, All the best wishes to all of you.