I am not a pessimistic person but seeing the situation of our country today,there is hardly any room for optimism. India with a population of 1.2 billion people has an economy as big as Canada which has a population of 33 million.This goes on to show that india is geopolitcally irrelevant. With vast majority of our rapidly growing population suffering from unemployment/underemployment,undernourishment,malnutrition,lack of education,healthcare,sanitation India's supposedly demographic dividend is turning into a demographic disaster. The above mentioned coupled with rising inequality and falling female sex ratio would spell doomsday for india. Even though india suffers from such massive problems that even the lord will not be able to rescue us,the heartless political class who are plundering the country are doing absolutely nothing . What india needs is massive market reforms and massive investment in infrastructure,healthcare and education.But instead India is squandering it's limited resources on wasteful populist schemes which would end up creating an unhealthy dependence on state. These populist schemes as seen from past experience will not make a dent to india's scio economic issues but whats certain is that it will surely make india bankrupt in a few years time. India's growth rate has fallen to less than 4% where as china's has rebounded to 7.8%.This means the gap between india and china would further increase.With increasing gap no amount of agni v or even VI or arihanth class nuke subs or vikranth class aircraft carriers can come to india's rescue incase of a chinese invasion.India is just so poor that even to just get a tag of a moderate level middle income country it has to grow at 8% for forseen future.If this low growth trend is not reversed india is heading towards a total economic collapse.