[B] Lord Amherst
[C] Lord Wellesley
[D] Lord Cornwallis
The British Governor-General of India, Lord Wellesley (1798-1805) introduced the doctrine of subsidiary alliance in India.The Nizam of Hyderabad was the first to enter into such an alliance in 1798. The excerpts of this system are –
a) the allying Indian state’s ruler was compelled to accept the permanent stationing of a British force within his territory and to pay a subsidy for its maintenance.
b) the Indian ruler could not employ any European in his service without the prior approval of the British. Nor could he
negotiate with any other Indian ruler without consulting the governor-general.
c) In return for all this, the British agreed to defend the ruler from his enemies and adopt a policy of non-interference in the internal matters of the allied state.