By now Chanakya had made the
rustic boy playing the role of kings in boyish games into a great leader educated at
Takshashila. He had made him a military commander too.
The source of strength for Chandragupta and his army was the power of mind and the
towering personality of Chanakya. In that war of independence for Northern India,
Chandragupta was the physical instrument, while its thinking brain was Chanakya.
In the primary task of elimination the Satraps, one Satrap by name Nicossar was killed
even when Alexander was alive, and another, Philip, was killed after his death. After
Alexander's death in Babylon, all his Satraps were either killed or dislodged, one by one.
Alexander's lieutenants divided his empire among themselves in 321 B.C. No realm east of
the Indus - the river Sindhu -wasmentioned in that settlement. It meant that the Greeks
themselves had accepted that this region had gone out of their rule.