BJP’s tweet was also about this, in which India was shown as the 5th largest economy in the world. It read, ‘The transformative changes of the Modi government are helping India achieve its goal of becoming a $5 trillion economy. Becoming the 5th largest economy in the world overtaking Britain is the best example of India’s economic growth. But China got chilly seeing this achievement.
Global Times spews poison
Journalist Hu Shijin, associated with Global Times, took a jibe at his tweet and wrote, ‘India will continue to colonize Britain and it may also ‘Indianise’ the UK. One day English with Indian pronunciation will become the most standard English in the world and foreigners learning English will learn Indian pronunciation, Lage Raho Bharat.’ The giggle of China can be clearly seen in the tweet, which is going through economic, political, corona and population crises.
India may leave Britain behind
Till a decade ago, India was ranked 11th in terms of major economies while Britain was at the fifth position. But with the record expansion in the Indian economy in the April-June quarter, it has overtaken the UK and slipped to the sixth position. India, the world’s fastest growing major economy, is likely to overtake the UK even further in the next few years. With India’s population being 20 times that of the UK, its per capita gross domestic product (GDP) is also low.