Which one of the following statements does not apply to the system of Subsidiary Alliance introduced by Lord Wellesley?(2018)
a) To maintain a large standing army at others expense
b) To keep India safe from Napoleonic danger
c) To secure a fixed income for the Company
d) To establish British paramountcy over the Indian States
Wellesley introduced system of Subsidiary Alliance .It was a Treaty, between the company and the Indian native rulers. In return for a payment or subsidy, the company would place garrison troops in that ruler’s territory to fight against their rivals.
An Indian ruler entering into a subsidiary alliance with the British would accept British forces within his territory and to pay for their maintenance.