Pakistan: The growing relevance of India on the global front has been widely praised by the political, security and defence analyst Shahbaz Chaudhary through his opinion in the Express Tribune. He also applauded PM Narendra Modi and stated that he might be disliked personality in Pakistan, but he has done something to brand India, which nobody has done before him.
Shahbaz Chaudhary added that India is relevant to the world, not only in its size and girth but by its footprint and what matters to the world. It has the fifth-largest economy in the world, ahead of the UK. He said, “It is aimed to be the third largest economy in the world by 2037. It is fourth in FE Reserves with over 600 billion USDs — Pakistan currently holds 4.5 only.”
“Its growth rate in GDP matches the best-performing economies over the last three decades after China. She is projected to stay on that path. India has the world’s second-largest army and the third-largest military. It may not be the strongest corresponding to the numbers, but it is on the path to rapidly increasing its capacity and capability. The global list of billionaires has 140 Indians, of which four are included in the top 100,” said the political analysts.
While talking about Russia, he said that Russian Federation is currently under the US sanctions and none can trade freely with the Russia expect India which buys Russian oil with preferred terms as well as then re-export it to help an old patron earning dollars the indirect way.
The opinion further noted that India stands among the top producers in agri-product and in the IT industry. Their yields per acre in agriculture math the best in the world. And despite being a nation of over 1.4 billion people, it remains a steady, coherent as well as functional polity. Their system of governance will withstood the test of time and proved its resilience around the fundamentals required to a resolute democracy.
At the same time, the opinion emphasized upon the fact that, “India has jumped to a USD 100 billion reserves in 2004 from the measly 9.2 she had in 1992. This is monumental progress which has made India as preferred destination for all the investors. The fraternal brother of Pakistan, Saudi Arabia has made an announcement about an investment of over USD 72 billion in India, whereas we are begging her to invest the 7 billion, which was promised for Pakistan.”