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India to lead global economic superpower list by 2030: Survey

India is poised to take over the developed countries to emerge at the top of the heap in the global economic superpower league by 2030, says a survey.

business Updated: Dec 16, 2009 22:02 IST

India is poised to take over the developed countries to emerge at the top of the heap in the global economic superpower league by 2030, says a survey.

More than half of the respondents (53 per cent) of a survey commissioned by London-based independent think-tank Legatum Institute said India is likely to be the world's most important economic power by 2030.

According to the respondents of the survey, India is now on course to outstrip developed nations such as -- the USA, Japan, Germany and the fast-emerging economic giant China over the next two decades.

The survey, which questioned nearly 2,400 Indian senior managers, entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs said the levels of confidence among the country's wealth-creators is very high, with nearly nine in ten saying they expected India to be in a stronger economic position in the next five years.

Only one in five said the world economic crisis had badly affected business in India, the survey said.

India is already moving up the economic league tables as the 12th largest economy in the world, as per the World Bank.

Besides, it also ranked 45th in the internationally respected 2009 Legatum Prosperity Index -- which embraces social and political data to provide a wider measure of national success.