Will India become super power in near future? The word super power refers to a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world. Firstly, India has a fine chance at becoming a superpower. India's young population coupled with the second largest English-speaking population in the world, could give India an advantage over China. Also while other industrial countries will face a youth gap, India will have lots of young people, or in other words, workers.
India cannot become a superpower just by sniffing a ‘feel good’ feeling in the air. We cannot become superpower just by discovering ice on the moon; or with nuclear bomb tucked under our arms.
Right now India is reeling under a massive power cut. There is a terrible stink of corruption in the rank and order of politics and the society. There is a terrible energy crisis, and shortage of food. Essential commodities due to price rise are scarce. Naxals are tormenting at least 1/4th of Indian districts. Terrorist cells are operating in more than 600 districts. MNS and others are seeking a separate state for local people of Maharashtra. So far, India has not been able to throw its weight on Pakistan in stopping cross border terrorism. How India hopes spin the world other way around on its axis by the year 2050? It is a delusion and not a reality. India has come thus far due to the promise politicians gave that there will be a better tomorrow. They can fool Indian for some time but not all the time. Soon they will realize that not only India would never become a Superpower; but also there will not be a better tomorrow.