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Which one of the following statements does not apply to the system of Subsidiary Alliance introduced by Lord Wellesley?

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

Answer: C

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.


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