Болливудская власть Индии

Мир много слышал об исключительном превращении Индии в течение последних лет и даже об ее притязаниях на долю “мирового лидерства“. Часть этого является преувеличением, но в одном отношении силу Индии, возможно, недооценивают.

Что делает страну мировым лидером? Население, военная мощь или экономическое развитие? По всем этим параметрам Индия добилась выдающихся успехов. К 2034 году она обгонит Китай как самую густонаселенную страну в мире, у нее четвертая по величине армия в мире и ядерное оружие, а ее экономика является пятой по объему в мире в плане паритета покупательной способности и продолжает расти, хотя слишком многие ее люди живут в бедности.

Все эти индикаторы обычно используются для оценки глобального статуса страны. Однако, кое-что является гораздо менее заметным, но намного более ценным в двадцать первом веке, может быть важнее, чем любой из этих индикаторов – “мягкая власть” Индии.

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