Britain was livid to lose the lucrative MMRCA deal leading to such pithy outrage orchestrated within the British public over the rejection of British 'aid' (declared as peanuts by Pranab Mukherjee) with such lameness as to why give aid to India when India had a weapons buying spree and a space programme! It obviously makes the British, who are down at their knees and very impotent, given that Britain ruled more than half the world at one time. It makes the matter worse when one of its erstwhile colony overhauls them in all aspects. And yet, they realise that the Indian market is their soul support and will help them to keep their home fires burning and food on their table. Hence, a Minister to hawkeye India!! Jolly good!