With reference to the Subsidiary Alliance system of British, consider the following statements:
1. It was an English invention
2. It took away the rights of Indian rulers in matters of foreign affairs
3. It had no say in the internal matters of the Indian state
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

Answer: [C] Only 2

The first statement is not correct because it was first deployed by French. The second statement is correct and third statement is incorrect.

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