India, a difference of cultures, a culture of differences
With more than 1,2 billion people, diverse regions and a vibrant democracy, India has been making progress
on a scale, size and pace that is unprecedented in its own history.
The country is on its way to becoming the world's most populous nation and the Indian people can look
forward to greater heights of achievement and prosperity.
Country key facts
- Population: 1.236.344.631 (July 2014 est.)
- Median age: 27 years
- Literacy total population: 71,2 %
- 108 times the size of Belgium
- 22 national languages recognized
- 29 states and 7 union territories
- Largest democracy in the world
India has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The economic growth for the year
2015 has been projected at 7,5 % by the IMF.
The sectors that are driving the Indian growth story are telecommunications,
retail, information technology (IT) and infrastructure.
The huge middle class of 250 to 300 million and especially the youth are driving the Indian growth story.
The Indian software giants have captured the world's attention.
The construction industry is reaching new heights due to the rising demand for apartments, offices and retail space.
Organised retailing will be the next big bang. Global retail chains have found their
way to India and global luxury brands are already opening outlets in the metros.
Overseas companies are keen on setting up operations in India, ranked the top destination for investment