Comments on: Is India really the world’s fifth most powerful country? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/04/13/is-india-really-the-worlds-fifth-most-powerful-country/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: AjayMaurya http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/04/13/is-india-really-the-worlds-fifth-most-powerful-country/comment-page-1/#comment-35392 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:16:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=4665#comment-35392 not 5 most powerful but 4 most powerful nation

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By: ofilha http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/04/13/is-india-really-the-worlds-fifth-most-powerful-country/comment-page-1/#comment-17666 Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:00:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=4665#comment-17666 Libya? We have three countries meddling in a ex colony of another European great power (Italy) in the name of humanity and all we are doing is creating a bigger unresolved mess.

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By: Citizen_On_High http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/04/13/is-india-really-the-worlds-fifth-most-powerful-country/comment-page-1/#comment-17660 Wed, 13 Apr 2011 20:02:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=4665#comment-17660 Straight and honest answer should be: Yes it is very much premature. Surprised of two things in their equation: 1) How can a country could rate themselves with an insufficient information available about other countries and 2) No having any weightage on number of Innovations and Indigenous Patents – Something like technologically self-standing nation.

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By: rainydays http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/04/13/is-india-really-the-worlds-fifth-most-powerful-country/comment-page-1/#comment-17659 Wed, 13 Apr 2011 19:02:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=4665#comment-17659 Henry,
The Indian people, especially the poor and the middle class do not think so. Majority of the Indians know the reality on the ground. The people in power have a different view because they see things from a different height. I think this is true for many countries but more so in India because the gap between the haves and the have nots is so wide.
You have failed to describe the report in enough detail. You should have noted that the Index which is used in the report uses specific indicators to rank and compare countries. The report is looking at a macro picture and countries as discrete units which can be compared across different variables. Your article is all over the place. China’s involvement, Libya’s situation, Pak’s situation, and the economy? I can see the picture you are trying to paint. Key word here is trying. Speaking of Libya, it looks like Nato has got it all under control right now! China and Pak have been going on for 60 years. What are you expecting? A master stroke moment that will solve all problems? For the economy, the factory output has dropped but still it is chugging along. I am sure you are aware of the cyclic behavior of the economy. For corruption, I think it’s great. Anyone that is remotely familiar with India knows that corruption has been there from the start, and is in the roots of the system. Even if it’s embarrassing now, it is good in the long term. With scandals coming out left right and center, the pressure for real reform will grow. This is growth. The scary part is when these things don’t come out and continue to grow (like in the past). Please point out all the criticisms of India. It is very important that we do that for good policy making. However, lets do it in an objective manner.

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By: DaraIndia http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/04/13/is-india-really-the-worlds-fifth-most-powerful-country/comment-page-1/#comment-17657 Wed, 13 Apr 2011 14:01:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=4665#comment-17657 And your point is?

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