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Daily Express front page on aid to India

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The front page of today’s Daily Express reports the UK is giving £98 million in aid to India. Since 2015, DFID has not given traditional aid to India, instead providing world-leading expertise and private investments which boost prosperity, create jobs and open up markets for UK businesses, while generating a return for the UK at the same time. This is firmly in our interests.

India is emerging as a global power and is set to become the world’s third largest economy. It is becoming increasingly more important for the UK’s economic, security and geopolitical interests, and British development co-operation plays a vital role alongside our world-class diplomatic, trade and defence relationships in fostering the UK-India partnership for the benefit of both countries and as a force for good in the world.

As the piece recognises, not a single penny of British taxpayers' aid money has gone on India's space programme.

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  1. Comment by Tony posted on

    Your statement is unclear.
    1. Are we providing £98m to India from public funds or not.
    2. If so, precisely on what is it to be spent and
    3. Is this not aid by another name.

  2. Comment by Shaleen posted on

    Please continue giving aid as India's rich don't do any charity. Heavily tax the thugs like Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi etc who have stolen taxpayers money and use it for aiding the poorest.