Explain the statement with reason: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's policy was far-sighted. - History

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Explain the statement with reason:

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's policy was far-sighted.

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  1. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had foreseen the ulterior motives of these foreigners and their ways of infiltration.
  2. He built up strategies to arrest their advances in India.
  3. The immediate measures taken by him in this direction included creation of a strong naval force and construction of sea forts.
  4. He levied octroi on British salt trade as a measure to protect local salt trade.
  5. Few of the contemporary Indian rulers exhibited the same level of foresight in their assessment of the Europeans as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj did.
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