We pay for India's rocket to Mars: British Tabloid

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  1. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

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    WE PAY FOR INDIA'S ROCKET TO MARS

    ANGER erupted last night after India unveiled plans to launch a mission to Mars while receiving £280million a year in aid from Britain.

    The £50million project aims to put an unmanned spacecraft into orbit around the red planet next year.

    The ambitious plan was announced by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a speech to mark the 65th anniversary of his country’s ind-ependence from British rule. Critics last night demanded an immediate end to British aid for India, which totals £1.6billion and is scheduled to continue until at least 2015.

    Tory MP Philip Davies said: “This is a perfect illust-ration of why it is absolutely ridiculous for us to be giving nearly £300million a year in aid to India. If they can afford to have some high-tech mission to Mars they can afford to look after their own people without British taxpayers having to put their hands in their pockets for money they haven’t got.”

    Euro-MP Paul Nuttall, of the UK Independence Party, said: “It is utterly galling that our Government begs for India to accept hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money in aid.

    “The Indians don’t want it, the Indians don’t need it. If India’s future is a mission to Mars, our future should be to find more suitable recipients for our aid, maybe our own people.”

    And Robert Oxley, campaign manager of the TaxPayers’ Alliance said: “Taxpayers expect aid to help the world’s poorest, not end up in countries rich enough to launch a mission to Mars.”

    Anger has been growing since David Cameron pledged to continue increasing the overseas aid budget despite cuts to virtually every other department.

    The Coalition is committed to raising Britain’s aid budget to 0.7 per cent of Gross Domestic Product by 2014, increasing the annual handout from £7.8billion this year to £11.5billion by 2015. All other Whitehall departments, apart from Health, are seeing their budgets cut by up to a fifth over the same period.

    Polls show around two thirds of voters think Britain already spends too much on foreign aid.

    Critics have repeatedly pointed out that India is rapidly turning into an economic powerhouse and has nuclear weapons, a space programme and an overseas aid budget of its own.

    The Coalition announced earlier this year that Britain’s aid programme to India will cease after 2015.

    International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said at the time: “I completely understand why people question the aid programme to India and we questioned it ourselves.”

    Even India’s president Pranab Mukherjee has said his country does not need Britain’s money and declared the annual contribution to be worth “peanuts”. Despite a booming economy, however, millions of Indians still live in poverty and do not have access to safe drinking water or electricity.

    Two weeks ago the power grids serving more than 600 million people crashed in the world’s biggest blackout.

    India has had a space programme since the Sixties and has launched scores of satellites.

    In 2008 it sent a spacecraft into orbit around the moon. The Mars rocket will blast off in November next year and is expected to take around 11 months to get close enough to the planet to collect data for scientists.

    A DFID spokesperson said:
    "British aid is not used to fund India's space programme. Our development aid to India is earmarked for specific purposes like tackling child malnutrition, providing malaria bednets and secondary education for Dalit girls.

    Andrew Mitchell personally ensured that the programme was overhauled to reflect India's rising resources, and to ensure that it represents good value for money for the British taxpayer.
    Our work is now focused in three of the poorest states and by 2015 about half of the programme will focus on private sector investment to help the people out of poverty.

    As Andrew Mitchell has said, we won't be in India forever, we are walking the final mile. The Indian government has made great progress on tackling poverty but there is still huge need."
     
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  3. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

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    The jealousy of brits is all too apparent. Brits should understand that being a poodle to US has certain disadvantages.
     
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    LOL the article says that UK begs us to take the aid....then I scratch deeper and realize they have been funding NGOs and Lobbies in India.......They are such conniving people that they give aid for their own nefarious design (not for poor of the country) and cry that they should STOP the AID!......WHO the Fcuk is asking for AID Dimwits, it's you people who require to fund bribes, kickbacks, lobbing, etc to the Babus, NGOs and politicians and call the BRIBES as AID??.....don't act as if we require aid form you........The amount our secular/corrupt con-gress politicians and bureaucrats eat in month can feed your country for an year!
     
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    we pay to 100000000 works at land rover jaguar employees in uk and around the world:laugh::laugh::rofl::lol::lol::lol::scared2::taunt1:
     
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    they are still sulking :rofl:
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    if you pay more money we will paint, union jack on pluto mission along with our flag :rofl:
     
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    they giving aid bcoz their own moto & it is equal to india like "unth ke mujh me jira".

    Giving nearly £300million a year More than this our minister earned in Comman Wealth , 2G, Coal & must more projects But still no effect on India

    Comment on express.co.uk
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    I like these chaps.

    Whiners.

    Who actually wants their aid?

    We have clearly said we don't require it and yet they want to give it just to appear that they are still a 'great power' helping the 'underprivileged'!!
     
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    The "aid" Britain gives to India is nothing which they sucked out of India for 200 years.It's like giving intrest keeping the Kohinoor.

    In fact Britain should pay aid to all of it's colonies for sucking their blood and pushing them for WW's.

    But we can understand that Britain is suffering from colonial hangover still...... oh latest was Ecuador rebuffing Britain and reminding that it's no more a superpower anymore. :lol:
     
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    only one word for Brit CHOR ......CHOR
     
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    dont worry dude, seeing the rate at which Great Britain is going down we will invade it and bring back our looted heritage .. inshallah :nod::nod:
    :india:
     
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    British aid is given to outifts like ActionAid of which Harsh Mander was (is?) country head. Action Aid works in tribal and poor areas in India and also Pakistan and Bangladesh. In India they also report on plight of minorities - note they do not do that in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

    These NGOs do have some political aims and should be banned from getting foreign aid.
     
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    First let them give back every single penny that they stole from our land pre 1947 that will be worth more than the value of LONDON city.

    Then they will know from where they became superpower
     
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    It all started after the MRCA disclosure. If the US has been snubbed, even after Barack Obama's personal intervention, and US did not whine so much later. I fail to understand why are the Brits fuming so much? That is a loser mentality. Get a life Brits.
     
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    Indian govt should force uk Govt. to ask this tabloid to apologise. itni to aukat honi chahiye
     
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    India is heading for Mars: it doesn’t need British aid money to pay the bills

    Read more: India is heading for Mars: it doesn’t need British aid money to pay the bills - Telegraph
     
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    Action Aid and other foreign NGOs do more than merely help the underprivileged.

    That is why the British when insulted that India does not want 'peanuts' and they could stuff it up, they still are fishing around.

    Obviously, this aid to the NGOs are paying rich dividends to the British and should I say, to the Intelligence?
     
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    We pay for India's rocket to Mars : British Tabloid


    I pay lot of time to British prostitutes so............:taunt1::taunt1::frusty::pound:
     
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    I think the main issue is that we can send our rocket to moon and now to mars and they cant even compete with us :rofl:

    We too can say in same breath that entire UK is paid by India wealth which was illegally transferred from us.
     
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    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    I have somehow learned over time to see through the hatred and notice the appreciation that Brits have for us. They are saying nothing more than the fact that India is a modern progressive nation capable of taking care of its people as well as competent enough to run a very successful space program.

    Should we not be proud of the fact that we have them turning green with envy?
     
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