How did Britain's trade surplus from India help her to balance its other trade deficits?


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(i) In 19th century British manufactures flooded Indian markets.
(ii) The value of British exports to India was much higher than the value of British imports from India.
(iii) Britain thus had a tradeturplus with India. Britain used this surplus to balance its trade deficits with other countries, that is with countries from which Britain was importing more than it was selling to.