Kanti Bajpai, Oxford University | February 9, 2010
The gap between China and India continues to grow, despite the tendency to group the emerging countries together. ++ China’s GDP is four times that of India and will likely double over the next 30 years. ++ By 2040 Chinese GDP is expected to make up 40% of global output, making it the biggest power in the world. ++ India has a number of options in how to respond to this shift in power—build its military, enter into alliances with the US, Russia, and Japan, settle disputes with China sooner rather than later, or hide from China.