There has been a predictably indignant reaction to the news that Indian ministers wanted to stop British aid to the country and only allowed it to continue after the Department for International Development begged them. But if Conservative MPs and media commentators had calmed themselves down and looked at exactly what the DFID is planing in India, they would have realised the government is getting more for its money than they first thought. (DFID has played a key role in helping open up parts of India to mining multinationals like Vedanta.)
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