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Business Economy 23 Jan 2019 India will surpass C ...

India will surpass China, says Raghuram Rajan

PTI
Published Jan 23, 2019, 1:40 am IST
Updated Jan 23, 2019, 10:44 am IST
So India will be in a better position to create the infrastructure in the region which China is promising today.
Dr rajan said India will become bigger than China eventually as China would slow down and India would continue to grow.
 Dr rajan said India will become bigger than China eventually as China would slow down and India would continue to grow.

Davos: India will eventually surpass China in economic size and will be in a better position to create the infrastructure being promised by the Chinese side in South Asian countries, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Tuesday.

Addressing a session on Strategic Outlook for South Asia, Dr Rajan said that the Indian economy would continue to grow while growth rate is slowing down in China.

 

“Historically, India had a bigger role in the region but China has now grown much bigger than India and has presented itself as a counter-balance to India in the region,” Dr Rajan said at the WEF Annual Meeting 2019.

“India will become bigger than China eventually as China would slow down and India would continue to grow. So India will be in a better position to create the infrastructure in the region which China is promising today. But this competition is good for the region and it will benefit for sure,” he said.

The comments assume significance with China working on a lot of infrastructure projects across the region. In 2017, India became the sixth largest economy with a GDP of $2.59 trillion while China was the second large with a GDP of $12.23 trillion.

At the same session, Nepal PM K.P. Sharma Oli cited collaboration with China as well as India as reasons for the economic growth.

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