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A new superpower? India's economic rise holds promise for the country and beyond

By Laura Höflinger

19 Apr 2023 · 11 min read

Editor's Note

India is poised to become the world's third-largest economy, prompting Spiegel to ask: Can a country that is still home to extensive poverty one day develop into an economic superpower?

It wouldn’t be the first time that the world order shifted with billionaire Nandan Nilekani playing playing a part in it.

With his company, he experienced firsthand what a meteoric rise feels like. And if it were up to him, the miracle would happen again – but this time for his entire country. "I haven’t seen that kind of excitement for a long time."

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