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India needs to fix its economy, generate employment to become a superpower

If the country wants to play a bigger role in its region and in the world, it will first need to fix its economy

India needs to fix its economy, generate employment to become a superpower
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Mihir Sharma | Bloomberg
India’s attempt to reform military recruitment, which has set off political convulsions that show no signs of abating once again shows that its aspirations to superpower status are no match for a below par economy.

India’s military particularly its army is antiquated in organization and manpower heavy. After some ill advised, populist and expensive tinkering with pensions early in its tenure, the government found it was spending all its military budget on personnel, leaving very little for modernization or for hardware.

Meanwhile, for more than two decades, its own strategists have been calling for a leaner and younger army. The

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First Published: Jul 01 2022 | 11:07 AM IST

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