the Great invaded India in 326 BC and after his death
the territories he had conquered in what today is Afghanistan,
Pakistan and north-west India were ruled by his heirs.
The greatest of the Greek Indian Kings was Milinda, known
in Greek sources as Menander, who ruled from about 163
to 150 BC. Menander was both an effective statesman and
fine soldier and he greatly extended his empire into India.
he also converted to Buddhism. Greeks living in India
had probably adopted Buddhism before Milinda but he is
the first western Buddhist about which we have definite