Due to the high demand, by the early 19th century, oak forests in England were disappearing. This created a problem of timber supply for the Royal Navy which required to build ships.
To get the supply of oak for the ship industry, Britishers started exploring Indian forests on a massive scale. Within a decade, trees were being felled on a large scale and vast qualities of timber were being exported from India.
Thus, it can be concluded that the ship industry of England was also responsible for deforestation in India.