Why CIA thinks India is shining (Hindustan Times)
- The National Intelligence Council, which provides the CIA chief with long-term strategic thinking, has, in its report Mapping the Global Future, said the major global trend of 2020 will be the rise of India and China. And India may have an edge as there is “less uncertainty” because of its “well-entrenched” democratic institutions.
Gray matter: Technologies of information, biological, material and nanotechnology will help India’s prospects for joining the “First World”, the report says.
India is better positioned than most countries to integrate and apply new technologies, which not only help leapfrog stages of development, but also land it on the right side of the widening gulf between the “haves” and the “have-nots”, globally. And because of the purchasing power of its huge market, India will be able to “step on the intellectual property rights of others”. More here
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