Is India stronger than China?
Gurneet Singh, PGP from IIM Kozhikode Batch 2018-20
In short no, India is not stronger than China as of now but in future India is set to surpass US and higly likely to level China and might even surpass.
There are some fields where India is stronger than China but China triumphs India almost everywhere as of now but India is catching up really fast and even outperforming China in some terms. It will take India a lot of time and hard work to out run China.
Lets go through some comparisons:
Tussle between the two giant neighbors India and China is not a new thing. Each is agressively trying to overpower the other, take into perspective the Doklam issue .
Each has a population of over a billion (they collectively account for 36.3% of the world’s people).Each touts its style of governance as opposed to that of the other: China, with its authoritarian efficiency; India, with its democratic vibrancy. 50 years after going to war, they still bitterly contest their borders. Each is modernizing its power-projection capabilities: China is doing so much more rapidly, its military budget—the world’s second-largest—have grown at an average of 13.8% per year from 2000-11 ; India has fifth-largest defence budget higher than France and Britain and has replaced China as the world’s largest arms importer. Each has a sizable nuclear arsenal: China has about 240 warheads; India, between 110 and 130. As their economies and military capabilities grow—and, accordingly, as their interests extend further regionally and globally—they’re bound to bump up against each other more frequently.
Yet NOT all of the trends in their relationship are unfavorable.
Trade between the two, for example, expanded from not even $3 billion in 2000 to $73 billion last year.Therefore it may be premature to only speak of a “great-power rivalry” between China and India: “full-blown geopolitical rivalry cannot occur on one dimension only—it needs to go beyond, say, a military capabilities competition to include diplomacy, economics and even soft power….rivalry cannot be one-sided….China worries much of the Indian security establishment deeply, but most Chinese strategists are much less worried about India.
Under even modestly optimistic projections the Indian economy will be No. 1 in terms of total size by the next century. Or consider a report that RAND prepared for the Department of Defense’s Office of Net Assessment, Comparing China and India out in 2025 in four categories: demography,macro-economics ,science and technology, and defence and procurement expenditures.
The report suggests that India may have a long-term competitive edge over China: so atlast it just comes down to one thing that China started its growth spree in 1978 and India kick started in 1991, that makes China 13 years ahead of India as forbes correctly said that India is roughly 10 years behind China ( India is as much developed today as China was 10 years ago)however India being democratic is slow in development compared to co unist China but it surely has promising prospects compared to China
Simply put its like turtle and rabbit story. India is democractic Turtle and China is authoritarian Rabbit and I suppose you all must be aware of its moral : slow and steady wins the race. By 2050, India will have overtaken the US as the world's second largest economy. It’s also projected that the gap between the three biggest economies, China, India and the US, and the rest of the world will widen over the next few decades.
Gopal Lal Tolambia, studied at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Now you may say that China has high GDP,better infrastructure,better army and bla bla bla but all this is lie.
Moreover the growth of China is also inflated.
How China inflates its GDP :-
- Creating ghost towns: They threw away farmers from their land and built towns in those places with tens of thousands of apartments, where no one lives. There is nothing there. Even the farmers don’t want to live there. There is no land to be tilled. What will the farmers do? So, why did the Chinese go nment do it? Just to increase their GDP
- Unlivable cities: Some cities have so much pollution because of all the factories that they are practically unlivable. The rivers are polluted, the air is polluted.
Inhumane work condition: People are practically working like slaves in factories. They are given very low wages and work very long hours. They have hostels in factories, so they never leave the campus and live alone without their families.
Unmarried men: Thanks to the one child policy and abortions, the number of men in China is much higher than women (in my generation). So, they can’t find women willing to marry them. Women are in very high demand, so they want rich husbands which has led to all kinds of social problems and frustration.
- Plastic surgeries: Thanks to all the money without the accompanying development of their brains, many women get plastic surgeries to get more western eyes. Fat is removed from their eyelids. It causes great problems. Some women (or men) want to be taller so they get bone elongation surgeries. The doctor cuts leg bone in half and then puts a metal piece between the two pieces of bone so that people become taller. Only the greatest fool in this world would take such a risk.
Economic development without accompanying development of brain and character can spell doom for people. They don’t know what to do with all the money and they have a lot of time. Why is depression increasing? Because people have a lot of time. Some people will say that it is disease, so that they can get rid of the responsibility for their condition. But, the person is himself the cause of the disease.
In appearance it is very powerful, but in reality it is nothing to be afraid of — it is a paper tiger. — Mao Zedong speaking on the United States, 1956
Thank you for reading. Cheers and Peace :)
Hachiman Singh, Indian Nationalist, Kpop fan and Otaku, and Hate Quora
Originally Answered: Who is stronger, India or China?
You can't tell that until they really fight now.
In History, many small Countries with small Armies and Economy have defeated Large Countries.
Many Military Experts mostly place China on 3rd and India on 4th Rank.
So there is not large difference in power of Military of both Countries.
But Economically China is way Stronger than India.
Economic power is important as it will tell you how long can a country fight with all the money they had.
So India have to defeat China as quickly as possible.
But fight costs a lot, China being trying to became Economic powerhouse, this war will affect her economy a lot and the one who will gain would be U.S and Russia.
And the biggest thing is Strategy and Experience of the Generals.
Indian Army can be said more Experience than Chinese Army.
Chinese Army fought battle around 50–40 years ago last time.
While Indian Army fought around 19 years ago.
And India have Himalayas which might help her.
And Chinese Navy also can't easily enter Indian Ocean as India can easily block strait of Malacca. China is dependent on Oil from Middle east, so blocking Strat of Malacca might destroy Chinese Economy. But again they have CPEC for it but it can be block too.And Indian Airforce can handle Chinese Airforce as Himalayan environment is not good for Chinese Aircrafts.
India and China both have enemies on their lands to handle.
India have Terrorists in Kashmir and North East India and Maoists.
One of them might take advantage of the war.
So overall, India might handle Chinese Invasion but war is harmful for both Countries.
Alfred W Croucher, has lived and worked in China since 1978. His post-graduate thesis was on GPCR.
Originally Answered: China or India, who is stronger?
I started answering questions like this when I was doing my Masters at ANU. At that time China's industrial figures were impressive and I argued that China was doing better. But knowledgable Indian scholars claimed at the time that China's industrial figures were based on capacity and not production. And hence India was stronger. At the time the assumed GDP figures for the two countries were comparable. China started off from a slightly smaller economic base in 1949 and although they both chose socialism as their development mode, India's was more British Fabian style
These days there can be little doubt. The Chinese GDP, although padded out by excessive construction, has outrun India's by a factor of 5. Whereas China was isolated and contained by trade blockades, it is now one of the world's great manufactures and traders. It has the infrastructure of a first world country, whereas India's is plainly third world.
China's influence in the world has reached the point where a meeting between US and Chinese leaders is called a G2. China is proposing to finance and build a trans-Eurasian transport system which will emulate the old "All roads lead to Rome" concept.
From my point of view, admittedly here in China, it often seems that since 1978, China has leapt ahead of India in economic development policy as well as diplomacy. It seems a pity to an Australian who admires India as a great Asian democracy full of highly educated and articulate people every bit as clever as their Chinese counterparts.
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