Re: India has a space program...
I used to think like that however,
Yes they have a space program which advances science.
Yet they also have a some very poor people.
What we do as the UK is give aid to the very poor people as the Indian government isn't set up like ours in terms of welfare. What we get back is a population who is grateful for our help who one day will move out of extreme poverty.
What do you suggest? We stop giving aid and tell the Indians to do more? That's not going to work due to the culture and would leave people to die.
So the options are let people die or send aid.
It's not like we can't afford it, we just sent a 1bn aid package to Northern Ireland to help those poor nationalist terrorists.