US is a classical example of building sustainable governance and later infrastructure that led to the US being considered a safe nation for investment and progress. Nations flocked with either their money or their citizenry, to be part of this emerging cauldron of success.
When others are balking, China is fast encroaching and emulating the model of economic progress. China is fast emulating, however, with a difference. An example in point, a few years back, China started several top-line scientific journals and conferences. The scientific field is not an exception. We see scores of such examples in several fields, especially in trade.
We are still mired in our age-old war of restitute issues admixed with building bullet trains. No centralized policy to build vision except a nation composed of only Hindus, no policy on integration except nominating titular presidency and playing a vote bank of states, pardoning the excesses of stalwart industrialists and ignoring those who work on the bottom line, all adding to fomenting to culminate into a natural revolt.
After 6-8 centuries, we are yet to reconcile the fact that we are a pleural nation but bask in the glory of our great great great … grandfather, who achieved those amazing successes, without realizing that all that progress is historical, fleeting and time-lapsed as a snapshot. We call ourselves intellectuals and indulge in jugad, possibly we can jugado a solution to this chaos. You never know!
China offers 10-year visas to ‘high end talent’
… and China is not as dumb as the US. They are building that Gwadar or Hambantota port under India’s nose, they have started siphoning interest from investment. Just watch Pakistan, roaming door to door for alms and crumbling to internal dissension and collapse. The case of Sri Lanka is beyond repair, they lost almost 69 square kilometers of land permanently to China after defaulting on those loans. That collapse is not in the best of our interest though, since it creates chaos next door. Chaos next door very likely to have a bystander effect on India.