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India's Approach to Great-Power Status

  title={India's Approach to Great-Power Status},
  author={John D. Ciorciari},
Although often overshadowed by the rise of China, India’s ascent toward great-power status over the past two decades has been one of the most dramatic developments in the international system. In the late 1980s, India was the world’s most populous nation but had an economy barely one-third the size of Italy’s and an outdated military dependent largely on Soviet hand-me-downs. 1 Today, India’s economy is the world’s fourth largest in terms of purchasing-power parity; it will soon overtake Japan… 

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