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Why India overtaking China as most populous country is more than symbolic

Moment hints at possible limits to unrelenting rise of China and raises questions about ability of India to reap demographic dividend

On the day India surpasses China as the world’s most populous nation, the change for both countries will be psychological and symbolic.

China will still be the greater economic power, the one challenging the United States for full superpower status, but it will no longer be able to call itself the largest nation by sheer numbers.

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