Is the nair caste equal to the rajput caste?

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Nairs are southern counter parts of Rajputs, both of them comes to the Indian political arena around same time (ie between 6th and 9th century AD).
Nairs are the first native warriors defeated a colonial power (Dutch lost to Travancoore Nairs during "Kulachal war AD 1741),They fought against all invaders but the British managed to check mate them almost by deceit and resorting to tactics like bribing their kings etc, almost all the royals and militia men were from Nair clans
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