The Rise of India (and the Threats to its Future)


The recent election of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of India has seen massive jubilation in the community and from around the world. Such outpourings of support have seen his popularity soar at home and abroad. I foresaw this coming and wrote about it in a prediction that was previously posted on the Know the Next website:

“As China’s currency collapses, India’s will see a massive spike in October leading it to become the world’s financial superpower for ten years straight.”

The prospects for such a delivery are still good, but there are three main issues that I need to address that threaten to derail an otherwise smooth rise to becoming the next world economic superpower; women’s rights, gay rights and the rise of inequality amongst India’s most vulnerable populations. All three issues, if not properly assessed and addressed by Modi and the BJP party, could spell disaster for a leader who otherwise has strong ideas for bringing India into a state of prominence around the world in the twenty first century. If India can push aside the hostile, socially conservative sect of their country and lead early efforts to repeal the sodomy law, reduce the incidents of rape and abuse for women and properly give children and unemployed adults a proper chance of continual success, then this prediction will be fulfilled as originally written.

Prime Minister Modi has to contend with a lot of challenges and threats for his position, so eliminating the issues that could plague him is crucial in order for him to succeed in his agenda. I hope that the Indian government has heeded these words. Their success is made or broken by the decisions made on these issues that will come about, against their will, in the next year.

2 thoughts on “The Rise of India (and the Threats to its Future)

  1. Hi Liam,

    India has a rigid caste system that has been in place for centuries. It will be very interesting to see if it will be dismantled through legal channels, or eventually evolve to a more egalitarian system.

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