November 21, 2008

Can India make it?

US National Intelligence Council (NIC) releases a trend report every 4 years to help U.S. Presidents and their administrations think strategically and long-term about potential future trends and how they should be dealt with. This year report spotted trends like China, India and Russia will increasingly challenge US influence, dollar may not be world’s major currency and Al Qaeda may loose its strong hold.

The report comes with a Disclaimer: These outcomes are not inevitable and will depend on the actions of world leaders.

I wonder do we have those kind of leaders to make India a major player in coming decade. Yes Manmohan Singh may be highly educated PM of the world, but at the end of the day he is not a strong leader. Can we elect leaders who thinks long term and take India forward? I am skeptical but wont completely rule out.

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