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Is India a global superpower? Show more Show less

A world superpower is usually defined as a country that is capable of projecting its power and influence on a global scale. India's broad range of quality of life among its citizens and booming economy have put the country in a unique position in the world. It competes with leading superpowers in creating new technology and defense, yet most rural areas are still underdeveloped. Impoverished citizens often live in poor sanitation and without healthcare or clean water. Should India be considered a global superpower based on its greatest accomplishments, or are its domestic issues too severe?

Yes, India is a global superpower Show more Show less

India has proven itself as a global superpower with its numerous contributions to technology.
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Advancements to technology

India is developing technology that is beneficial to the entire world.
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Context

The Argument

India is continuously making new improvements to modern technology, primarily in software. International companies often choose it as a place to introduce their product to a new market. Developed, urban cities are hubs for new technology and growth.[1] Developing technology is beneficial to all of India because it will create more opportunities for international business and increase wealth domestically. India is leading in the world in national data security and infrastructure, which has the potential for large investments.[2]

Counter arguments

India does not qualify to be a global superpower based on its advanced technology. Even though the country's developments to software technology have pushed the world ahead, of the population still lives without clean water, electricity, or toilets. Until India is able to develop their entire country, they cannot be considered a global superpower.

Framing

Premises

[P1] India has advanced software technology. [P2] Advanced technology creates investment opportunities for India. [P3] Therefore, India should be considered a global superpower.

Rejecting the premises

[Rejecting P3] India has other domestic issues that lower the quality of life for some of its citizens.

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References

  1. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/10/india-technology-development-silicon-valley/
  2. https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmauldin/2017/04/09/indias-tech-revolution-has-already-left-the-west-behind-its-the-best-investment-opportunity-now/#4ad78a752360

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