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 India
5,000 year old ancient civilization
325 languages spoken – 1,652 dialects
18 official languages

29 states, 5 union territories
3.28 million sq. km - Area
7,516 km - Coastline
1.3 Billion population
 Secular Tolerance

"In India today (2005),
we have a lady born a Catholic (Sonia Gandhi)
stepping aside so a Sikh (Manmohan Singh)
could be sworn in by a Muslim president (Abdul Kalam)
to lead a nation that's 82% Hindu".

I defy anyone to cite another country with such diversity and tolerance to its political leadership.

 
The Technology Superpower
80 of the World’s 117 SEI CMM Level-5 companies are based in India. India is among six countries that launch satellites and do so even for Germany, Belgium, South Korea, Singapore and EU countries. India is among the 3 countries in the World that have built Supercomputers on their own. >>

Facts About India
India is the Largest democracy in the world, the 6th largest country in the world AND one of the most ancient and living civilizations (at least 10, 000 years old). >>

India: A Rising Power
"Most importantly, India's drive for greater power status is driven by intense domestic sentiment, which has viewed the last five centuries of foreign domination with growing contempt. It will not welcome foreign influence that will be viewed as limiting its own potential." >>

"India must stand up to the world. Because I believe that unless India stands up to the world, no one will Respect us. Only strength respects strength. We must be strong not only as a military power but also as an economic power. Both must go hand-in-hand".
- Dr. APJ Abdul Kalaam (The father of Indian Missile Technology)

Rare Photos
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words. Here are some rare photos dating back to 1947. >>

 
 
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