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The Indian Review July 1927 A Monthly Periodical Devoted to the Discussion of All Topics of Interest

1927

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At the Imperial Conference of 1926 it was resolved to re-affirm the resoltions of the Conferences of 1923 which laid426 THE INDIAN REVIEW [ juLY 1927 down among other things that each portion of the Empire represented at the Conference was primarily responsible for its own local defence and that it was for the Parliaments of the several parts of the Empire upon the recomendations of their [...] The obnoxious features of the Bill are that the control of the proposed navy is vested not in the Government of India but in the Imperial Government that the provision for recruiment for Naval Commissions is wrong in principle in that it imposes no statutory obligtion for the manning of the ships by Indians and that it enables the Imperial Government to employ the Indian Navy in any part of [...] As regards the question of control the answer of Lord Winterton was that the army in India was not under the control of the Indian Legislature and that it would be anomalous and inconvenient from an administrative point of view if the control of the navy were vested in the Legislture. [...] It emphasises the dependence and subordination of the Goverment of India and its raisonne d'etre is the traditional view that the British Parliament is the trustee for the people of British fndia and that the Government of India themselves require to he looked after and cannot be expected to exercise the same vigilance and scrupulous regard for the interests of the people as the British Parliam [...] It is a result of the new orientation of the naval policy of the British Empire which is due to the conviction that the centre of gravity in international affairs has shifted eastwards to the Pacific Ocean and which has already led to the construction of the naval base at Singapore.

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government politics public policy

Pages
75
SARF Document ID
sarf.120024