Post-corona: Can India lead the world? A SWOT analysis
Will it be a wonderful Bharat in the near term? Can India shine in the post-corona world? Do you think the current crisis provides opportunities for India? Are the challenges becoming our assets and strength?
The COVID-19 has brought about a clear reliability crisis for China. Global institutional investors are insisting on sustainability and societal impact or Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). Hence investors won’t prefer a country like China which is known for its shoddy transparency. India can tap this great opportunity.
Let’s do a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis on India.
What are our strengths?
- The giant labour force of 130 crore (1.3 billion) people. 90% of people have shown their readiness to go into self-discipline during the lock-down period! And India has the world’s largest youth population (356 million).
- Decisive leadership – we like him or not, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi does take decisions! He doesn’t need to think about anything else other than India.
- India has a great army force, but still, it is the most tolerant nation. Total transparency. 100% freedom of speech and press freedom – you can even abuse the PM calling him as thief or killer (See http://udaypai.in/freedom-of-speech-and-expression-in-modi…/).
- Energy, Infrastructure and supply chain: India has an abundance of sunlight throughout the year which can convert it into grid electricity. India has a centralized power system and logistics ready for any stress test in 48 hours. India has the largest postal network in the world (with over 154,000 postal offices) and the largest rail network in Asia. Its optical fiber cable network and ocean transportation routes are good.
- Education and Technology: India has the second-largest English speaking population – second only to the USA. India produces the world’s largest number of engineers – a clear advantage in the ICT area. Globally proven business leadership qualities that led many multinationals giants to top. The rest of the world creates companies, India creates CEOs.
- Oldest living civilization in the world which is most humane too. Despite poverty and misery, India upholds values first – giving priority to humanity to economics. Just remember how Indian cities tackled floods vis-a-vis developed countries. Even after 7000 years, people follow Sanatan Dharma, which is based only on humanity and righteousness, (http://udaypai.in/attack-on-hindu-dharma/), that meets all ESG requirements.
What are our weaknesses?
- Everything in India is decided based on religion and caste. India has a large number of organized mafia-type religious sects. Probably India is the ONLY country in the world where minorities have more rights, freedom, facilities and government support over the majority. (http://udaypai.in/religious-conversion-business-offshore-s…/). The majority community feels insecure and unsafe, hence frauds in the name of Godmen/women and political parties exploit them. Though the constitution talks about scientific temperament, there is no action against superstitions.
- Added to woes, India has a lopsided reservation and quota system – it only promotes caste system and one minority religion, though it doesn’t qualify to be a minority. India may be the only country in the world, where merit has no value in education and jobs. India prefers reservations over intelligence. So large scale brain-drain happened.
- The lack of self-confidence among ordinary Indians. Why? The education system and history lessons are designed by anti-Indian intellectuals, who were die-hard fans of invaders, evangelists, and communists. Post-Independence, they made average Indians feel ashamed of their cultural heritage, though it is the best and richest in the globe. The schools do not promote the national spirit, heritage, and civic senses.
- The absence of a common/uniform civil code. Laws in the country are not the same for every citizen.
- Excessive freedom for the press: Media, biased and corrupt, suppress the truth or spread manipulated or misinformation. In some states, journalists get an orgasm by insulting India and its culture. There is no effective control over social media too.
- Only 1.5 crores pay income tax in India – that is approx 1% of the population. Does anyone think all others are not earning any taxable income? Come on!
What are our opportunities?
- India is and was primarily a knowledge economy. That’s great with services being the biggest commodity. Remember, ancient India had 26 world-renowned universities which were destroyed by the invaders. India can regain its position.
- India has a competitive advantage in the Information Technology Services. The resurgence of the back-office is expected – in the short to middle term, there will be a bigger need for outsourcing tech and allied services. India can become the epicenter of all IT services in the world.
- Startups: Did you know – there are a lot of Indians who run venture capitals, private equity and hedge funds in the world. India can unleash its entrepreneurial genius and be the leader in the future in the gig economy. It’s time to shine for Indian telemedicine, AI, ML and robotics startups.
- Pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical tourism sectors can boom. A huge demand can be expected soon. Now countries are ready to import medicines from India. India can promote Ayurveda too.
- Agriculture export and food processing: India has the most variety of vegetables, fruits, pulses, etc and suitable tropical climate. It is the largest producer of Milk and the second-largest producer of wheat and rice, the world’s major food staples. India has the largest livestock population in the world. India currently is the world’s second-largest producer of several dry fruits, agriculture-based textile raw materials, roots and tuber crops, pulses, farmed fish, eggs, coconut, sugarcane, and numerous vegetables.
5.Entertainment hub: India has the world’s largest film industry – Indian cinema (including Bollywood) is the largest film industry in terms of the number of films produced and the number of tickets sold. India has huge audiovisual resources – like Puranas, dance, music, folk dances, and its great storytelling tradition.
What are our threats?
- The major threat is those brain-washed zombies who think their religion is important than their country and humanity. Don’t just blame it on their wrong conditioning and superstitious belief. It is more than that – we saw even free education didn’t help them, but it has further radicalized them. There are sects like Tablighi Jamaat or Jalim Mukhiya that even use coronavirus for Jihad! Good Muslims must join together to stop them. Otherwise, they are going to be the biggest threat to Islam and India.
- The religions/sects amass huge assets – probably more than the state itself. For instance, India has the most number of mosques than any other country in the world – which all are private material assets. The Christian denominations are the wealthiest landowners in Indian cities. Hindu Godmen/women also amass huge wealth. (http://udaypai.in/the-gurudom-easy-way-to-make-money/). The government has NO control over them, though they control Hindu temples.
- Political viruses: Though eradicated from the rest of the world, India still has the dangerous and poisonous viruses like Marxism, Communism, and Fascism (Type A, B, and C of the same virus). They kill humanity and inclusiveness. The wrong education system and biased media influence make even good people into the virus infected. What’s the aim of these parties? A poverty-stricken India and its people. Wealth should be confined to party, its members or supporters only.
- Slow justice: India has the world’s largest backlog of court cases. Justice delayed is justice denied. A lot of judges are becoming biased toward political parties. That’s too bad.
- Corruption: Though the corruption at the central government level is almost controlled, but persists at the state-level. The corrupt bureaucracy thinks it is their right to rule people and make money.
- Drug mafia: New Delhi (3) and Mumbai (6) rank in the top 10 stoned (cannabis consumption) cities in the world. The use of Alcohol is also increasing in India. There are reports that many drug groups are linked with ISI and Pakistan. The youth is alarmingly becoming addict to alcohol and drugs.
Remember – in 1950 when India became a republic, it was ahead of China in economic terms. In 1978, the per capita income of China was estimated at $979; India’s at $966. The world knows that China is greedy and was behind the coronavirus, so it will support democratic India. If India brings in uniform civil code and provides equal opportunity to all citizens irrespective of caste, creed, religion, race, and sex, it can lead the world in the near term! (http://udaypai.in/ ) #narendramodi
Disclaimer: Provided, the COVID-19 doesn’t wipe out human beings!
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