Is India lagging behind? See what real India looks like?

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When I was studying in Taiyuan, one of my classmates went to India.

Moreover, when we graduated and had lunch, he brought back a high-caste Indian girlfriend.

That kid used to quarrel with us, marrying an Indian wife does not need to consider the issue of the dowry, and they will give him a large dowry.

The end result was still unhappy.

In India, most of their marriages, regardless of caste or caste, will be controlled by their parents, especially the group of high caste. The chances of women wanting to really choose marriage are very small.

Later, we learned that he had been defrauded of a lot of money, and he made a special trip to India for this purpose, but he could not find the girl in India.

He once told us about some experiences in India. Although there is not much detailed content, he still let us know a lot of interesting things about India.

When it comes to the country of India, the image of a poor and backward country pops up in most people’s minds. Since many people in China have a certain prejudice against India, there are endless “black materials” about India on the Internet. For example, cows run the streets in India, Indians use the same hand to eat and go to the toilet, Indians eat and drink in the Ganges River and so on. In general, in the impression of most people, India is a very poor and backward country.

Indeed, from our perspective today, India is indeed a poor country. But it is worth noting that India has benefited from the caste system that has continued before, resulting in an extremely polarized country.

This also means that what you see on the poor side of India, on the other hand, means absolute wealth, and the middle class is almost non-existent in India.

Therefore, how to define poverty and wealth in India is actually a topic that does not make any sense.

From a global perspective, India is indeed a relatively poor country. India’s population is comparable to my country’s, but India’s total GDP is less than one-fifth of my country’s. GDP is an important benchmark for measuring a country’s wage level and people’s living standards. India’s GDP is less than one-fifth of my country’s, which means that the disposable income of most Indians is only one-fifth of ours. In the latest statistics of the world’s per capita GDP rankings, India ranks 148th. The top country in India is Mauritania, followed by Sao Tome and Principe.

Mauritania is an African country with a population of less than 5 million. Due to backward productivity, it still maintains a slave system. There are hundreds of thousands of people in the country without citizenship. Sao Tome and Principe is an island country in Africa. The population of Sao Tome and Principe is only 200,000, and the total annual domestic GDP is only 369 million, which is not as high as the annual output value of a large factory in my country. India’s per capita GDP is comparable to these two African countries, which also shows that the living standards and income levels of Indians are indeed very low.

Although India is a relatively poor country from the perspective of GDP per capita, it is not a poor country from the perspective of the country’s overall GDP. India is one of the top ten economies in the world. Before the global outbreak of the new crown epidemic, India’s GDP growth rate was very fast, and it once surpassed the United Kingdom to become the world’s fifth largest economy. With the advantage of total GDP, India has achieved good results in many economic fields. India’s software technology ranks first in the world, and the export volume of software products is second only. India’s software center Bangalore is also known as Asia’s. Silicon Valley.

Although India’s domestic economy has experienced a major recession due to the impact of the epidemic, from the perspective of India’s population structure and the international environment in which India is located, there is still a lot of room for India’s economic development in the future. The author believes that today’s India is very similar to my country 20 years ago. At that time, my country’s total GDP was also large, but its per capita GDP ranked outside the top 100 in the world. At the same time, my country also had a large number of cheap labor at that time, which is the advantage of India at present. Although the populations of India and my country are now comparable, India’s population structure is younger, and India’s labor force is cheaper, which is also a potential for India’s future economic development.

From an objective point of view, India’s current development is definitely not comparable to my country’s. Even if India is given another 20 years, India will not be able to catch up with my country. However, India is not as bad as we imagined, and many people are now sparing no effort to belittle India. Before I wrote the article, I searched for “black materials” in India, and I could find all kinds of cases, but when I searched for India’s achievements in software, I found articles with opposite views. I personally think that India is indeed a country with a relatively low per capita GDP and a relatively backward country in overall development. However, India’s development potential should not be underestimated, and it will definitely have the potential to become an economic power in the future.

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