外文标题：India ranks 8th among 27 most powerful nations in world
NEW DELHI: India is among the top 10 most powerful countries in the world. In a first-of-its-kind study of "national power" a group of eminent strategic experts and scholars have placed India at the eighth position among a group of 27 most powerful countries in the world.
The study, conducted by the New Delhi-based Foundation for National Security Research (FSNR), judged "national power" by various indices, including energy security, population, technological capability etc. An interesting index of national power was judged by "foreign affairs capability", which includes self-reliance in defence, membership of multilateral groupings, role in global rule-making and soft power. Interestingly, though China comes out as the second most powerful nation in the world after the US, Chinese foreign affairs' capability is comparable to India's, even though in terms of total power New Delhi comes way below Beijing.
Professor Satish Kumar, introducing the study, said, "The Group of Experts evolved a criterion consisting of the following elements for the selection of countries which could be regarded as actually or potentially the most powerful: (i) Population above 50 million; (ii) GDP above US$ 500 billion; and (iii) defence expenditure above US$ 5 billion." The effort, he said, was to have an Indian assessment of indices of power.
The US is by far the world's most powerful nation, several notches ahead of its nearest competitor, China. The study observes, "China is still much lower than the US in energy security, technological capability and foreign affairs capability. Even in economic and military fields, the indexed value of China's capabilities is much lower than that of US. Therefore, any notion that China will pose a threat to the supremacy of the US in the near future has to be tempered with caution."
How powerful is India as a state? And how does India stack up against the most powerful states in the world?
According to the study, "India's economic capability stands at the eighth position and military capability at the seventh position. In technological capability, it ranks low, at the 17th position, and in energy security still lower at 20th position." Despite boasting a formidable array of foreign policy experts, the study found that in foreign affairs capability, India holds the 11th position and has a long way to go "(to) be able to discharge responsibilities commensurate with its large size and geopolitical importance."
India ranks very low in "military equipment, power projection, cyber and space security, as well as in its capability pertaining to doctrinal issues. Again, with regard to technological capability, particularly in the area of control over critical technology, India ranks extremely low."
The study gives India high marks for population capabilities, but does not specify that the nation's so-called "demographic dividend" could turn out to be a liability if India does not invest in its people. In the "manpower index" China scores much higher than India 100 to India's 87.5 ” while on the equipment index, India scores a pathetic 50. China scores a full 100 on being able to create an educated labour force, while India stands at 16. Certainly by this measure, India's position as one of the more powerful countries can be contested.
I (Gujarati )
Thanks to congress we r atleast in top 10. If bjp comes to power India will be out of the list. Modi bhagao desh bachao! !
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India is improving and it vl bcome d most promising 1 by 2025..
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Ashwin Kumar (Indore)
Great!!! Thanks to Dr. Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi. Let us hope India will become no.1 in future.
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Ashok Prabhu (Margao,Goa.)
It is nice to know that India is now placed at the seventh number Militarilly and eighth number economically.The aim should be to come in the first five.
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Ashish Rakheja (delhi)
Proud to be an indian..
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India has a future & time will come when India will be very much ahead
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It is all because of Tamils. Most of the scientists are from Tamilnadu.
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Unique of its kind survey. Still good to see India in top 10 countries. I thought it would be 6th... immediately after 5 permanent members of UN Sec. Council.
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Every Indian should be happy about this news, we have achieved this position merely in 65 years after independence, we still have to travel a long distance. Soon we will be in a position to answer China by looking straight into its eyes.
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fuuny! majority of Indians goes on the road for toilet and for excretion and we call India a powerful nation? joke has limitations.
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Mr. India (India)
We need to Produce DEDICATED , LOGICAL and UNBIASED CITIZENS who will form a LARGE MIDDLE CLASS if we have to GROW INTO A TRULY SUPREME and POWERFUL NATION !
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One sadhu baba told me that India will become super power if we clean ganga ,i trust him because whatever he told has happened in my life, my dear friends why can't we try cleaning ganga ,its such a small effort to become a super power
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aam admi (Bangalore)
If India's name comes to powerful nation's list, then all Indians must be proud of that.
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Azam Rizvi (Kolkata)
It's the West who make such analysis not the Country whose 40% people don't have two meals a day. Every year more then 20,000 people commit suicide of debt and 70% don't have toilets. We can't make even a good quality gun.
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????????????,?????,???????? India's development speed is very good, although a bit slow,clearly it is one of the big power countries?
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Tony (India) replies to Cognitive Dissonance
India has been slipped to 8th from 5th u idiot.
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Indian Jone (India)
But, don't worry, then, we are better than China and other countries in certain ways, we are number one at corrution and rapes, China and other countries can be no match to us.
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What for when u can't take care of your own borders!!!.
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AarVee (Chennai) 1 day ago
And the next headline is "Chinese troops 19 kilometres inside Indian territory". What powerful?
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Ashok Chavda (Mumbai)
Bull...S....when I see women drawing water from as far as 4 to 5 km. in scorching heat of 40* C ........I feel like slapping this reporter.
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LOL (LOL land)
How about ability to gang-rape and defecate on the streets. I bet India ranks way ahead of every other country on those two counts.
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rajeev Asokan (bangalore)
India is the 8th powerful nation what a joke that is why it shivers in front of China now. India should learn from north Korea and how it dares US with just one nuclear weapon.
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But cannot defend its land.
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Kumba ( )
How much did this study by the so called "The Group of Experts" cost the Indian tax payer?
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COLRANBIRLAMBA lamba (PTA)
EVEN SRI LANKA IS SHOWING EYE'S TO INDIA
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Hardeep Sondhi (Jharkhand)
If all these scams continue, we'll fall to 80 from 8....
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