Modern History

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

  1. To maintain a large standing army at other's expense 
  2. To keep India safe from Napoleonic danger 
  3. To secure a fixed income for the Company 
  4. To establish British paramountcy over the Indian States

Answer

The Subsidiary Alliance System was "Non-Intervention Policy" used by Lord Wellesley who was the Governor-General (1798-1805) to establish British Empire in India.

According to this system, every ruler in India had to accept to pay a subsidy to the British for the maintenance of British army. In return, British would protect them from their enemies which gave British enormous expansion. Subsidiary Alliance introduced by Lord Wellesley was nothing to do with Napoleon danger.

The correct option is B.