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Indian Armed Forces Does Not Need British Aid

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by Manmohan Yadav, Sep 1, 2012.

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  1. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

    Jul 1, 2011
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    India has been slammed by British taxpayers, who have been providing financial aid to the country, after it emerged that the nation is set to spend over 1 billion pounds on three warships. What the British people need to understand is that India is far better off than Britain in handling its economy compared to Britain who's economy is shrinking if not expanding at all.

    Britain is handing over 280 million pounds a year to India, despite the latter admitting that it doesn't need the help and regards the amount as "peanuts".


    The Royal Navy is suffering with sever budgets cuts and India on the other hand is arming its Navy with the latest Stealth Destroyers and Frigates. India recently splurged $1 billion on three Russian-built frigates, including one, which is believed to carry the world's fastest Cruise missile.

    Another news that rattled the British Parliament in the recent past was the announcement that India is planning to spend over 50 million pounds for an unmanned spacecraft mission to planet Mars.

    "Just a couple of weeks after learning how they are effectively subsidising India's mission to Mars, British taxpayers will be dismayed to discover that the Indian government is splashing the cash on these new warships," the Daily Express quoted Matthew Sinclair, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, as saying.

    "India can afford to spend billions on ventures and equipment that the British Government goes without. This only goes to emphasise the absurdity of British aid going to India," Matthew Sinclair added. While India is known to be the world's largest importer of arms, yet millions of its citizens still live in poverty, the paper said.

    Britain needs to realise that India does not need its money to survive. India's defence budget is pegged at $46.8 billion for the year 2012 and growing every year and on the other hand Britain's defence budget will see a drastic dip in the coming years.

    What we don't understand is that how does Britain think that the Indian Armed Forces survive on British Aid which is a mere 280 million pounds. The amount is miniscule compared to the size of India's Defence budget. India is the world's fourth largest economy in terms of PPP (Purchasing Power Parity). Britain has no right to lecture India as to how it should or it can spend its money.

    The days of the British Raj are long gone. The 21st century clearly belongs to India and China.
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  2. Blackwater

    Blackwater Captain SENIOR MEMBER

    Aug 23, 2011
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    so lazy,sex hungry,boozers,criminal brits thinks their 280 million goes to Indian armed forces:undecided::undecided::laugh::facepalm::facepalm::devilwork::devilwork::lol::lol:
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