India has ranked fourth out of 25 nations in the Asia-Pacific region on an index that measures their overall power. The US has topped the list. India has been pegged as a “giant of the future”. The Lowy Institute Asia Power Index measures power across 25 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region, reaching as far west as Pakistan, as far north as Russia, and as far into the Pacific as Australia, New Zealand and the US.
India is ranked fourth on the parameters economic resources, military capability, diplomatic influence and fifth on resilience. The report said that India ranks third for its aggregate resources score and is set to become the fastest-growing economy in the region, predicted to grow 169% between 2016 and 2030. China holds a top-two position across all but one measure and ranks first in economic relationships, diplomatic influence and future trends.
Source- The Livemint