What does £2 billion buy these days?

Why that figure?

Its very roughly the amount of aid we have given to India in the last 10 years, the 10 year period counting back from 2010/2011 will be more like £2.2 billion but for the sake of convenience lets stick with the nice round number. We can also ignore accumulated inflation and other factors, £2billion it is then

As the MoD enters a period of yet more austerity it might be interesting to ponder what one can buy with a couple of billion quid.






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Sven Ortmann
June 15, 2010 12:02 am

Are you really sure about the MRAP’s price here?

June 15, 2010 1:56 am

C17 is poignant considering India appears to be ordering more of them than we will have…..

June 15, 2010 9:57 am

Sorry for the OT comment, but I’d like to recommend the latest FDR report for some TD attention, it should be interesting as it thinking appears to run in the same direction as this site.

Bizarrely the paper is advertised on the website, but it can be downloaded by clicking on this link:

June 15, 2010 10:47 am

awesome news, cheers.

Richard Stockley
Richard Stockley
June 15, 2010 1:04 pm

Does anyone have any figures for what we get in return? Was there any link to the BAE Systems Hawk sale? Have we sold India anything significant in the last few years? A nuclear powerplant maybe?

paul g
June 15, 2010 3:35 pm

richard, does jaguar/land rover count?