India should be most populous country in 2024

China’s population is 1.42 billion and India’s population is 1.35 billion.

India is projected to surpass China’s population in 2024.

In 2024, India and China are expected to have roughly a population of 1.44 billion each. After that, India’s population is projected to continue growing for several decades to around 1.5 billion in 2030 and approaching 1.66 billion in 2050, while the population of China is projected to remain stable until the 2030s, after which it may begin a slow decline.