Выбор Индии

Визит французского президента Жака Ширака в Индию в этом месяце для того, чтобы завершить продажу 6 торпедных подводных лодок Индии, еще раз подтвердит восход Индии как экономической и дипломатической державы. “Стратегическое партнерство”, которого время от времени добивались и Америка, и Европейский Союз с Китаем, выглядит как более вероятным, так и более желательным с демократической Индией.

С мусульманским президентом, сикхским премьер-министром, индусским министром иностранных дел и христианским президентом правящей Партии Конгресса иностранного происхождения Индия демонстрирует столь же замечательную историю успеха, как и двадцатилетний бум, который обеспечила Коммунистическая Партия Китая. Действительно, начиная с 1991 г., когда разразился кризис платёжного баланса, Индия растеряла свое социалистическое наследие и объявила о среднем ежегодном росте ВВП в 7,5% – чуть медленнее, чем в Китае. Индия открыла свою экономику для мировой торговли и начала приватизацию многих принадлежащих государству отраслей промышленности (хотя часто слишком медленно).

Бизнес высоких технологий очень помог в этом, показав, что Индия больше выигрывает, чем теряет от конкуренции на глобальном рынке. Возможно, впервые с изобретения нуля у Индии появился товар повышенного спроса для продажи – и на этот раз она может оставить прибыль себе. Более того, разразилась глобальная война предложений для индийского интеллекта.

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