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Monday, February 21, 2005

India Special Articles on NewScientist.com

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New Scientist proclaims India to be on the threshold of becoming the next knowledge superpower in its India Special issue of 19 Feb. 2005.

- The next knowledge superpower.


Whether the new-found prosperity and excitement of present-day India can be sustained will depend crucially on how the government guides the country over the next few years. Cheap labour and the widespread use of English do not guarantee success, and there are major obstacles that the country will need to tackle to ensure continued growth. Take
infrastructure. Where China has pumped billions into water, road and rail projects, India has let them drift.

India's greatest rival has always been its giant neighbour to the north (China). While IT and services are helping India log 6 per cent year-on-year increases in GDP, China's vast manufacturing base is raising its GDP by around 9 per cent a year.


- The silicon subcontinent.

Read more India special articles from the Features section of NewScientist.

Thanks for the links, SV.