USA, China will be joined by India over the next decade or two as superpowers

India is forecast to have a purchasing power parity GDP of $16.8 trillion in 2023. China is forecast to be $37 trillion in 2023 and the USA $24.5 trillion in 2023. Japan would be number four at $6.3 trillion and Germany at $5.2 trillion. India’s 2023 PPP GDP dominance would be about the level China had in 2014.

India should pass Japan in nominal GDP around 2026. China passed Japan around 2009 on a nominal GDP basis.

India has been close to or below military spending of Russia and Saudi Arabia and is also passing Germany and the UK. With 7-8% GDP growth and with talk about increasing towards 3% of GDP spending on the military. India will clearly be able to sustain a world number three military spending level. Each year will see India get a wider margin of spending over the fourth and fifth place military spending countries.

By 2025-2027, India will likely double its military spending to about $120-130 billion (in current dollars).

India’s weakness is that India has been dependent upon other countries like Russia for military technology. India needs to improve technology and manufacturing in most industries.

Sustaining a military spending level that is double and then triple countries like UK, Germany and Russia will see a matching level of military modernization and power around 2030.

190 thoughts on “USA, China will be joined by India over the next decade or two as superpowers”

  1. USA and China joined by India? Let me know the first time China can move an Army Corps in a week’s time into a regional power’s territory against pitched opposition, or for that matter repel the same. It can’t yet.

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  2. USA and China joined by India?Let me know the first time China can move an Army Corps in a week’s time into a regional power’s territory against pitched opposition or for that matter repel the same. It can’t yet.

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  3. All going as planned. United States, India and the other free countries of Asia and the Pacific should join into a tight military alliance similar to NATO to to block Chinese expansionism that is the number one threat to the security of the progressive nations and the progression of the world.

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  4. Superpower isn’t defined by GDP or military spending. “Superpower is a term used to describe a state with a dominant position, which is characterised by its extensive ability to exert influence or project power on a global scale.” — Wikipedia. They have to be able to project BOTH military as well as economic power to fit that definition. Not just economic and so-so military, else Japan would be a superpower. So would Germany. They have to project BOTH. So India and China can become predominant REGIONAL powers, yes. India more so than China, given the geopolitical straight-jacket China is constantly in. Unless China breaks out of that straight-jacket. That would involve conquering Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand at the very least. But GLOBAL powers? No. Especially since China and India will be at each others throats, which will prevent them from becoming global powers. And playing one off the other on that front will become very easy for the US to do to keep that state of affairs going.

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  5. All going as planned. United States India and the other free countries of Asia and the Pacific should join into a tight military alliance similar to NATO to to block Chinese expansionism that is the number one threat to the security of the progressive nations and the progression of the world.

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  6. Superpower isn’t defined by GDP or military spending. Superpower is a term used to describe a state with a dominant position” which is characterised by its extensive ability to exert influence or project power on a global scale.”” — Wikipedia.They have to be able to project BOTH military as well as economic power to fit that definition. Not just economic and so-so military”” else Japan would be a superpower. So would Germany. They have to project BOTH.So India and China can become predominant REGIONAL powers yes. India more so than China given the geopolitical straight-jacket China is constantly in. Unless China breaks out of that straight-jacket. That would involve conquering Vietnam Cambodia and Thailand at the very least. But GLOBAL powers? No. Especially since China and India will be at each others throats”” which will prevent them from becoming global powers. And playing one off the other on that front will become very easy for the US to do to keep that state of affairs going.”””

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  7. China won’t like being surrounded by multiple, defense-in-depth ABM Systems. Trump is right that Russia has far closer ties w/Europe & makes a better ally (or at least a neutral) wrt America’s real adversaries, China & Radical Islam. Putin should consider Russia’s demographics -vs- E. Asians desire to use all that empty real estate further North.

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  8. China won’t like being surrounded by multiple defense-in-depth ABM Systems. Trump is right that Russia has far closer ties w/Europe & makes a better ally (or at least a neutral) wrt America’s real adversaries China & Radical Islam. Putin should consider Russia’s demographics -vs- E. Asians desire to use all that empty real estate further North.

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  9. The India growth is a fantasy, India’s average IQ is 84 too low to compete with places like Mexico. Average IQ is the strongest predictor of economic strength and health. Countries like Saudia Arabia are wealthy, but their economy is not healthy or sustainable. China on the other hand averages 105-108 far higher than any other non east Asian country. This means that China will converge to the development of other east Asian countries and white countries, India will converge with countries that have 84 IQ

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  10. Superpower is a relative term. Define it and we can determine if this headline is even moderately correct. But beware! Define it too loosely and the term is worthless. Kind of like saying anyone making over fifty thousand dollars a year in the US is wealthy.

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  11. You are aware that like 80% of China has zero population? As in completely uninhabited You are aware that nobody in the right mind would move to Siberia instead of Xinjiang or Tibet The Neocon fantasy of China taking Siberia has no place in reality. Its as crazy as American’s choosing to live in the frozen tundra of North Canada rather than living in uninhabited Utah or Wyoming

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  12. The India growth is a fantasy India’s average IQ is 84 too low to compete with places like Mexico. Average IQ is the strongest predictor of economic strength and health. Countries like Saudia Arabia are wealthy but their economy is not healthy or sustainable. China on the other hand averages 105-108 far higher than any other non east Asian country.This means that China will converge to the development of other east Asian countries and white countries India will converge with countries that have 84 IQ

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  13. Superpower is a relative term. Define it and we can determine if this headline is even moderately correct. But beware! Define it too loosely and the term is worthless. Kind of like saying anyone making over fifty thousand dollars a year in the US is wealthy.

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  14. You are aware that like 80{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} of China has zero population? As in completely uninhabited You are aware that nobody in the right mind would move to Siberia instead of Xinjiang or Tibet The Neocon fantasy of China taking Siberia has no place in reality. Its as crazy as American’s choosing to live in the frozen tundra of North Canada rather than living in uninhabited Utah or Wyoming

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  15. Heh I love how China’s military spending is portrayed here as being a mere 2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} – as if that’s remotely accurate haha!

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  16. Why would it need to? Armed conflicts may be the American way, but apparently not all countries operate or think in the same way.

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  17. Why would it need to? Armed conflicts may be the American way but apparently not all countries operate or think in the same way.

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  18. India is still a pretty backward country.. While GDP grew for the recent quarter at 8.2%, her rupee decline by 12%. SO in nominal terms, India grew actuallyby around – 4%

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  19. India officially become a Donkey after the recent COMCASA. Does it change anything..None. It is just a officialy declaration that India is a Donkey..hahaha

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  20. India even today remains a Donkey to US just like prior Anglo saxon British empire. India will remain as a Donkey and shuldn’t be compare to China. India is not much of a power without her masters.

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  21. India is still a pretty backward country..While GDP grew for the recent quarter at 8.2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} her rupee decline by 12{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}. SO in nominal terms India grew actuallyby around – 4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}

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  22. India officially become a Donkey after the recent COMCASA. Does it change anything..None.It is just a officialy declaration that India is a Donkey..hahaha

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  23. India even today remains a Donkey to US just like prior Anglo saxon British empire. India will remain as a Donkey and shuldn’t be compare to China. India is not much of a power without her masters.

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  24. The EU can’t even get a monetary union right. A military superpower? LOL. Who are you going to put in charge? France or Germany? Again, LOL!

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  25. This is a rather skewed view of Indian Defense Spending! Even with this military budget, the Indian Government spends far more on paying salaries, pensions and maintenance than any other country as a percent of the budget. In reality, it has only a small fraction of that amount left for capital acquisitions i.e. modernization and buying new equipment. The only hope lies with equipment being researched and produced in India – it is still undergoing massive teething problems but one can hope with time things would improve. Its not that easy to set up a MIC from scratch after all.

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  26. Granted! But who is to say that the IQ would not improve with time either? :/ The Indian Education Sector itself is a growth story and requires significant reforms just like other sectors of economy. Hence, your point is rather invalid!

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  27. The EU can’t even get a monetary union right. A military superpower? LOL. Who are you going to put in charge? France or Germany? Again LOL!

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  28. This is a rather skewed view of Indian Defense Spending!Even with this military budget the Indian Government spends far more on paying salaries pensions and maintenance than any other country as a percent of the budget.In reality it has only a small fraction of that amount left for capital acquisitions i.e. modernization and buying new equipment.The only hope lies with equipment being researched and produced in India – it is still undergoing massive teething problems but one can hope with time things would improve.Its not that easy to set up a MIC from scratch after all.

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  29. Granted! But who is to say that the IQ would not improve with time either?:/The Indian Education Sector itself is a growth story and requires significant reforms just like other sectors of economy.Hence your point is rather invalid!

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  30. You dont need the average of country IQ to be high, what you need is cirtical mass of high IQ people able to network, share ideas, compete, cooperate, monetize their ideas. With this big population India can have pretty robust high tech industry despite low average IQ, and potentially they can outcompete advanced states just because of the sheer mass of higher IQ people in absolute terms. Additonally IQ results change over time due to education, nutrition, new habits, competition and different marriage patterns. In developed countries Flynn effect was pretty strong, there is no reason why India cannot go trough period of increase too; you dont need high average IQ, it just shouldn’t be too low, and the rest will work out provided that India will have advanced social institutions-creating human networks (commonly called free market capitalism and republican liberal democracy)

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  31. You dont need the average of country IQ to be high what you need is cirtical mass of high IQ people able to network share ideas compete cooperate monetize their ideas. With this big population India can have pretty robust high tech industry despite low average IQ and potentially they can outcompete advanced states just because of the sheer mass of higher IQ people in absolute terms.Additonally IQ results change over time due to education nutrition new habits competition and different marriage patterns. In developed countries Flynn effect was pretty strong there is no reason why India cannot go trough period of increase too; you dont need high average IQ it just shouldn’t be too low and the rest will work out provided that India will have advanced social institutions-creating human networks (commonly called free market capitalism and republican liberal democracy)

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  32. You didn’t list the GDPs in PPP which is important and tbh these charts are VERY inaccurate even with that taken into account because lets face it the US economy is about to dive bomb any second now, China’s shadow banking will send us even further down the abyss for some time and India will have to deal with it’s own political crises considering its a developing democracy on top of the fact that the corruption there is even worse than that of the US which may lead to a authoritarian takeover which would be devastating to the country and the world at large. Sorry for being such a cynic but its just the truth and the least likely of these events is with India while the ones in the US and China are imminent which will be way more devastating to the world in the short term with India’s being much worse but in the long term. I can’t stress enough how important it is to look deeper into stuff like this before making assumptions. I’m a very optimistic person but the writing is on the wall.

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  33. You didn’t list the GDPs in PPP which is important and tbh these charts are VERY inaccurate even with that taken into account because lets face it the US economy is about to dive bomb any second now China’s shadow banking will send us even further down the abyss for some time and India will have to deal with it’s own political crises considering its a developing democracy on top of the fact that the corruption there is even worse than that of the US which may lead to a authoritarian takeover which would be devastating to the country and the world at large. Sorry for being such a cynic but its just the truth and the least likely of these events is with India while the ones in the US and China are imminent which will be way more devastating to the world in the short term with India’s being much worse but in the long term. I can’t stress enough how important it is to look deeper into stuff like this before making assumptions. I’m a very optimistic person but the writing is on the wall.

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  34. Rupee decline doesn’t matter – all exporters try to keep their currencies low, including China, Japan, etc. In reality it’s USD which is appreciating, and everybody else is falling by relative comparison, not just rupee.

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  35. Rupee decline doesn’t matter – all exporters try to keep their currencies low including China Japan etc. In reality it’s USD which is appreciating and everybody else is falling by relative comparison not just rupee.

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  36. Even if the US was “failing” as you say we will not fail. What countries need to understand, including the US, is the more everyone excels the less people will suffer. We all need to put aside competition and bring in cooperation. It may sound like a lofty idea but one can dream.

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  37. I love how you wrote i’m a very optimistic person at the end. It’s like saying “with all due respect” before you trash or insult someone. I’m very cynical of your optimism. But i’ll respect your opinion and take it with a grain of salt. I hope before I die I will see all 3 of these countries work together for a common goal!

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  38. Even if the US was failing”” as you say we will not fail. What countries need to understand”” including the US”” is the more everyone excels the less people will suffer. We all need to put aside competition and bring in cooperation. It may sound like a lofty idea but one can dream.”””

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  39. I love how you wrote i’m a very optimistic person at the end. It’s like saying with all due respect”” before you trash or insult someone. I’m very cynical of your optimism. But i’ll respect your opinion and take it with a grain of salt. I hope before I die I will see all 3 of these countries work together for a common goal!”””

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  40. Even if the US was “failing” as you say we will not fail. What countries need to understand, including the US, is the more everyone excels the less people will suffer. We all need to put aside competition and bring in cooperation. It may sound like a lofty idea but one can dream.

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  41. Even if the US was failing”” as you say we will not fail. What countries need to understand”” including the US”” is the more everyone excels the less people will suffer. We all need to put aside competition and bring in cooperation. It may sound like a lofty idea but one can dream.”””

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  42. I love how you wrote i’m a very optimistic person at the end. It’s like saying “with all due respect” before you trash or insult someone. I’m very cynical of your optimism. But i’ll respect your opinion and take it with a grain of salt. I hope before I die I will see all 3 of these countries work together for a common goal!

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  43. I love how you wrote i’m a very optimistic person at the end. It’s like saying with all due respect”” before you trash or insult someone. I’m very cynical of your optimism. But i’ll respect your opinion and take it with a grain of salt. I hope before I die I will see all 3 of these countries work together for a common goal!”””

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  44. Even if the US was “failing” as you say we will not fail.

    What countries need to understand, including the US, is the more everyone excels the less people will suffer. We all need to put aside competition and bring in cooperation. It may sound like a lofty idea but one can dream.

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  45. I love how you wrote i’m a very optimistic person at the end. It’s like saying “with all due respect” before you trash or insult someone. I’m very cynical of your optimism. But i’ll respect your opinion and take it with a grain of salt. I hope before I die I will see all 3 of these countries work together for a common goal!

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  46. Rupee decline doesn’t matter – all exporters try to keep their currencies low, including China, Japan, etc. In reality it’s USD which is appreciating, and everybody else is falling by relative comparison, not just rupee.

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  47. Rupee decline doesn’t matter – all exporters try to keep their currencies low including China Japan etc. In reality it’s USD which is appreciating and everybody else is falling by relative comparison not just rupee.

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  48. Rupee decline doesn’t matter – all exporters try to keep their currencies low, including China, Japan, etc. In reality it’s USD which is appreciating, and everybody else is falling by relative comparison, not just rupee.

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  49. You didn’t list the GDPs in PPP which is important and tbh these charts are VERY inaccurate even with that taken into account because lets face it the US economy is about to dive bomb any second now, China’s shadow banking will send us even further down the abyss for some time and India will have to deal with it’s own political crises considering its a developing democracy on top of the fact that the corruption there is even worse than that of the US which may lead to a authoritarian takeover which would be devastating to the country and the world at large. Sorry for being such a cynic but its just the truth and the least likely of these events is with India while the ones in the US and China are imminent which will be way more devastating to the world in the short term with India’s being much worse but in the long term. I can’t stress enough how important it is to look deeper into stuff like this before making assumptions. I’m a very optimistic person but the writing is on the wall.

    Reply
  50. You didn’t list the GDPs in PPP which is important and tbh these charts are VERY inaccurate even with that taken into account because lets face it the US economy is about to dive bomb any second now China’s shadow banking will send us even further down the abyss for some time and India will have to deal with it’s own political crises considering its a developing democracy on top of the fact that the corruption there is even worse than that of the US which may lead to a authoritarian takeover which would be devastating to the country and the world at large. Sorry for being such a cynic but its just the truth and the least likely of these events is with India while the ones in the US and China are imminent which will be way more devastating to the world in the short term with India’s being much worse but in the long term. I can’t stress enough how important it is to look deeper into stuff like this before making assumptions. I’m a very optimistic person but the writing is on the wall.

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  51. You dont need the average of country IQ to be high, what you need is cirtical mass of high IQ people able to network, share ideas, compete, cooperate, monetize their ideas. With this big population India can have pretty robust high tech industry despite low average IQ, and potentially they can outcompete advanced states just because of the sheer mass of higher IQ people in absolute terms. Additonally IQ results change over time due to education, nutrition, new habits, competition and different marriage patterns. In developed countries Flynn effect was pretty strong, there is no reason why India cannot go trough period of increase too; you dont need high average IQ, it just shouldn’t be too low, and the rest will work out provided that India will have advanced social institutions-creating human networks (commonly called free market capitalism and republican liberal democracy)

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  52. You dont need the average of country IQ to be high what you need is cirtical mass of high IQ people able to network share ideas compete cooperate monetize their ideas. With this big population India can have pretty robust high tech industry despite low average IQ and potentially they can outcompete advanced states just because of the sheer mass of higher IQ people in absolute terms.Additonally IQ results change over time due to education nutrition new habits competition and different marriage patterns. In developed countries Flynn effect was pretty strong there is no reason why India cannot go trough period of increase too; you dont need high average IQ it just shouldn’t be too low and the rest will work out provided that India will have advanced social institutions-creating human networks (commonly called free market capitalism and republican liberal democracy)

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  53. You didn’t list the GDPs in PPP which is important and tbh these charts are VERY inaccurate even with that taken into account because lets face it the US economy is about to dive bomb any second now, China’s shadow banking will send us even further down the abyss for some time and India will have to deal with it’s own political crises considering its a developing democracy on top of the fact that the corruption there is even worse than that of the US which may lead to a authoritarian takeover which would be devastating to the country and the world at large.

    Sorry for being such a cynic but its just the truth and the least likely of these events is with India while the ones in the US and China are imminent which will be way more devastating to the world in the short term with India’s being much worse but in the long term. I can’t stress enough how important it is to look deeper into stuff like this before making assumptions.

    I’m a very optimistic person but the writing is on the wall.

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  54. The EU can’t even get a monetary union right. A military superpower? LOL. Who are you going to put in charge? France or Germany? Again, LOL!

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  55. The EU can’t even get a monetary union right. A military superpower? LOL. Who are you going to put in charge? France or Germany? Again LOL!

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  56. This is a rather skewed view of Indian Defense Spending! Even with this military budget, the Indian Government spends far more on paying salaries, pensions and maintenance than any other country as a percent of the budget. In reality, it has only a small fraction of that amount left for capital acquisitions i.e. modernization and buying new equipment. The only hope lies with equipment being researched and produced in India – it is still undergoing massive teething problems but one can hope with time things would improve. Its not that easy to set up a MIC from scratch after all.

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  57. This is a rather skewed view of Indian Defense Spending!Even with this military budget the Indian Government spends far more on paying salaries pensions and maintenance than any other country as a percent of the budget.In reality it has only a small fraction of that amount left for capital acquisitions i.e. modernization and buying new equipment.The only hope lies with equipment being researched and produced in India – it is still undergoing massive teething problems but one can hope with time things would improve.Its not that easy to set up a MIC from scratch after all.

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  58. Granted! But who is to say that the IQ would not improve with time either? :/ The Indian Education Sector itself is a growth story and requires significant reforms just like other sectors of economy. Hence, your point is rather invalid!

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  59. Granted! But who is to say that the IQ would not improve with time either?:/The Indian Education Sector itself is a growth story and requires significant reforms just like other sectors of economy.Hence your point is rather invalid!

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  60. You dont need the average of country IQ to be high, what you need is cirtical mass of high IQ people able to network, share ideas, compete, cooperate, monetize their ideas. With this big population India can have pretty robust high tech industry despite low average IQ, and potentially they can outcompete advanced states just because of the sheer mass of higher IQ people in absolute terms.

    Additonally IQ results change over time due to education, nutrition, new habits, competition and different marriage patterns. In developed countries Flynn effect was pretty strong, there is no reason why India cannot go trough period of increase too; you dont need high average IQ, it just shouldn’t be too low, and the rest will work out provided that India will have advanced social institutions-creating human networks (commonly called free market capitalism and republican liberal democracy)

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  61. India is still a pretty backward country.. While GDP grew for the recent quarter at 8.2%, her rupee decline by 12%. SO in nominal terms, India grew actuallyby around – 4%

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  62. India is still a pretty backward country..While GDP grew for the recent quarter at 8.2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} her rupee decline by 12{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}. SO in nominal terms India grew actuallyby around – 4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}

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  63. India officially become a Donkey after the recent COMCASA. Does it change anything..None. It is just a officialy declaration that India is a Donkey..hahaha

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  64. India officially become a Donkey after the recent COMCASA. Does it change anything..None.It is just a officialy declaration that India is a Donkey..hahaha

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  65. India even today remains a Donkey to US just like prior Anglo saxon British empire. India will remain as a Donkey and shuldn’t be compare to China. India is not much of a power without her masters.

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  66. India even today remains a Donkey to US just like prior Anglo saxon British empire. India will remain as a Donkey and shuldn’t be compare to China. India is not much of a power without her masters.

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  67. This is a rather skewed view of Indian Defense Spending!
    Even with this military budget, the Indian Government spends far more on paying salaries, pensions and maintenance than any other country as a percent of the budget.
    In reality, it has only a small fraction of that amount left for capital acquisitions i.e. modernization and buying new equipment.
    The only hope lies with equipment being researched and produced in India – it is still undergoing massive teething problems but one can hope with time things would improve.
    Its not that easy to set up a MIC from scratch after all.

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  68. Granted! But who is to say that the IQ would not improve with time either?

    :/

    The Indian Education Sector itself is a growth story and requires significant reforms just like other sectors of economy.
    Hence, your point is rather invalid!

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  69. Heh I love how China’s military spending is portrayed here as being a mere 2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} – as if that’s remotely accurate haha!

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  70. India is still a pretty backward country..

    While GDP grew for the recent quarter at 8.2%, her rupee decline by 12%. SO in nominal terms, India grew actuallyby around – 4%

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  71. India even today remains a Donkey to US just like prior Anglo saxon British empire.

    India will remain as a Donkey and shuldn’t be compare to China. India is not much of a power without her masters.

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  72. The India growth is a fantasy, India’s average IQ is 84 too low to compete with places like Mexico. Average IQ is the strongest predictor of economic strength and health. Countries like Saudia Arabia are wealthy, but their economy is not healthy or sustainable. China on the other hand averages 105-108 far higher than any other non east Asian country. This means that China will converge to the development of other east Asian countries and white countries, India will converge with countries that have 84 IQ

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  73. The India growth is a fantasy India’s average IQ is 84 too low to compete with places like Mexico. Average IQ is the strongest predictor of economic strength and health. Countries like Saudia Arabia are wealthy but their economy is not healthy or sustainable. China on the other hand averages 105-108 far higher than any other non east Asian country.This means that China will converge to the development of other east Asian countries and white countries India will converge with countries that have 84 IQ

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  74. Superpower is a relative term. Define it and we can determine if this headline is even moderately correct. But beware! Define it too loosely and the term is worthless. Kind of like saying anyone making over fifty thousand dollars a year in the US is wealthy.

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  75. Superpower is a relative term. Define it and we can determine if this headline is even moderately correct. But beware! Define it too loosely and the term is worthless. Kind of like saying anyone making over fifty thousand dollars a year in the US is wealthy.

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  76. You are aware that like 80% of China has zero population? As in completely uninhabited You are aware that nobody in the right mind would move to Siberia instead of Xinjiang or Tibet The Neocon fantasy of China taking Siberia has no place in reality. Its as crazy as American’s choosing to live in the frozen tundra of North Canada rather than living in uninhabited Utah or Wyoming

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  77. You are aware that like 80{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} of China has zero population? As in completely uninhabited You are aware that nobody in the right mind would move to Siberia instead of Xinjiang or Tibet The Neocon fantasy of China taking Siberia has no place in reality. Its as crazy as American’s choosing to live in the frozen tundra of North Canada rather than living in uninhabited Utah or Wyoming

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  78. The India growth is a fantasy, India’s average IQ is 84 too low to compete with places like Mexico. Average IQ is the strongest predictor of economic strength and health.

    Countries like Saudia Arabia are wealthy, but their economy is not healthy or sustainable.

    China on the other hand averages 105-108 far higher than any other non east Asian country.

    This means that China will converge to the development of other east Asian countries and white countries, India will converge with countries that have 84 IQ

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  79. Superpower is a relative term. Define it and we can determine if this headline is even moderately correct. But beware! Define it too loosely and the term is worthless. Kind of like saying anyone making over fifty thousand dollars a year in the US is wealthy.

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  80. You are aware that like 80% of China has zero population? As in completely uninhabited

    You are aware that nobody in the right mind would move to Siberia instead of Xinjiang or Tibet

    The Neocon fantasy of China taking Siberia has no place in reality.

    Its as crazy as American’s choosing to live in the frozen tundra of North Canada rather than living in uninhabited Utah or Wyoming

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  81. China won’t like being surrounded by multiple, defense-in-depth ABM Systems. Trump is right that Russia has far closer ties w/Europe & makes a better ally (or at least a neutral) wrt America’s real adversaries, China & Radical Islam. Putin should consider Russia’s demographics -vs- E. Asians desire to use all that empty real estate further North.

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  82. China won’t like being surrounded by multiple defense-in-depth ABM Systems. Trump is right that Russia has far closer ties w/Europe & makes a better ally (or at least a neutral) wrt America’s real adversaries China & Radical Islam. Putin should consider Russia’s demographics -vs- E. Asians desire to use all that empty real estate further North.

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  83. All going as planned. United States, India and the other free countries of Asia and the Pacific should join into a tight military alliance similar to NATO to to block Chinese expansionism that is the number one threat to the security of the progressive nations and the progression of the world.

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  84. All going as planned. United States India and the other free countries of Asia and the Pacific should join into a tight military alliance similar to NATO to to block Chinese expansionism that is the number one threat to the security of the progressive nations and the progression of the world.

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  85. Superpower isn’t defined by GDP or military spending. “Superpower is a term used to describe a state with a dominant position, which is characterised by its extensive ability to exert influence or project power on a global scale.” — Wikipedia. They have to be able to project BOTH military as well as economic power to fit that definition. Not just economic and so-so military, else Japan would be a superpower. So would Germany. They have to project BOTH. So India and China can become predominant REGIONAL powers, yes. India more so than China, given the geopolitical straight-jacket China is constantly in. Unless China breaks out of that straight-jacket. That would involve conquering Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand at the very least. But GLOBAL powers? No. Especially since China and India will be at each others throats, which will prevent them from becoming global powers. And playing one off the other on that front will become very easy for the US to do to keep that state of affairs going.

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  86. Superpower isn’t defined by GDP or military spending. Superpower is a term used to describe a state with a dominant position” which is characterised by its extensive ability to exert influence or project power on a global scale.”” — Wikipedia.They have to be able to project BOTH military as well as economic power to fit that definition. Not just economic and so-so military”” else Japan would be a superpower. So would Germany. They have to project BOTH.So India and China can become predominant REGIONAL powers yes. India more so than China given the geopolitical straight-jacket China is constantly in. Unless China breaks out of that straight-jacket. That would involve conquering Vietnam Cambodia and Thailand at the very least. But GLOBAL powers? No. Especially since China and India will be at each others throats”” which will prevent them from becoming global powers. And playing one off the other on that front will become very easy for the US to do to keep that state of affairs going.”””

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  87. USA and China joined by India? Let me know the first time China can move an Army Corps in a week’s time into a regional power’s territory against pitched opposition, or for that matter repel the same. It can’t yet.

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  88. USA and China joined by India?Let me know the first time China can move an Army Corps in a week’s time into a regional power’s territory against pitched opposition or for that matter repel the same. It can’t yet.

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  89. China won’t like being surrounded by multiple, defense-in-depth ABM Systems. Trump is right that Russia has far closer ties w/Europe & makes a better ally (or at least a neutral) wrt America’s real adversaries, China & Radical Islam. Putin should consider Russia’s demographics -vs- E. Asians desire to use all that empty real estate further North.

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  90. All going as planned. United States, India and the other free countries of Asia and the Pacific should join into a tight military alliance similar to NATO to to block Chinese expansionism that is the number one threat to the security of the progressive nations and the progression of the world.

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  91. Superpower isn’t defined by GDP or military spending.

    “Superpower is a term used to describe a state with a dominant position, which is characterised by its extensive ability to exert influence or project power on a global scale.” — Wikipedia.

    They have to be able to project BOTH military as well as economic power to fit that definition. Not just economic and so-so military, else Japan would be a superpower. So would Germany.

    They have to project BOTH.

    So India and China can become predominant REGIONAL powers, yes.

    India more so than China, given the geopolitical straight-jacket China is constantly in. Unless China breaks out of that straight-jacket. That would involve conquering Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand at the very least.

    But GLOBAL powers? No. Especially since China and India will be at each others throats, which will prevent them from becoming global powers. And playing one off the other on that front will become very easy for the US to do to keep that state of affairs going.

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  92. USA and China joined by India?

    Let me know the first time China can move an Army Corps in a week’s time into a regional power’s territory against pitched opposition, or for that matter repel the same. It can’t yet.

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