[h=1]India tells Britain: We don't want your aid[/h][h=2]Indias Finance Minister has said that his country does not require British aid, describing it as peanuts.[/h]Mr Mukherjees remarks, previously unreported outside India, were made during question time in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament Photo: REUTERS Pranab Mukherjee and other Indian ministers tried to terminate Britains aid to their booming country last year - but relented after the British begged them to keep taking the money, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal. The disclosure will fuel the rising controversy over Britains aid to India. The country is the worlds top recipient of British bilateral aid, even though its economy has been growing at up to 10 per cent a year and is projected to become bigger than Britains within a decade. Last week India rejected the British-built Typhoon jet as preferred candidate for a £6.3 billion warplane deal, despite the Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, saying that Britains aid to Delhi was partly about seeking to sell Typhoon. Mr Mukherjees remarks, previously unreported outside India, were made during question time in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament.