Dear Eliana, I agree with your comment but with some reservation. Comparioson of development is also related with comaparing two diffrent system who works in entirely diffrent paradigm. India is a mixed economy with robust capitalist system working since last few decades. In china economic reform was started after the decline of Mao.it was almost political within an ambit of open door policy of china. In India reason to initiate the reform was more of economical less political. To take the development into th botom of society and become a developed country , india needs to deliver in the front of education, health, and massive investment in infrastructure projects. At the same time use of soft power( Japan has does this) to the outer world would also help in change of image. I feel ini india the seriousness about achiving the goal of development is required, which is missing at large barring few exceptions.