when was mail armour introduced in India?

Mar 2019
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when was mail armour introduced in india?

Kautilya seems to mention mail armour but somebody translated it as scale armour.

CHAPTER XVIII. THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE ARMOURY.
THE Superintendent of the Armoury shall employ experienced workmen of tried ability to manufacture in a given time and for fixed wages wheels, weapons, mail armour, and other accessory instruments for use in battles, in the construction or defence of forts, or in destroying the cities or strongholds of enemies.