India: Many a hurdle in its way to becoming a world power
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made us a new promise. Speaking at a public rally in Ahmedabad on Sunday, he said that the coming five years were “the time to regain India’s lost position in the world order.” Ambitious words, since India’s share of the world product was 20 per cent in 1800 and is around eight per cent today. If he had said that this could happen over the next two decades, it would have been realistic. As such, it is yet another jumla.