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Relations between India and Canada. Some basic facts about India. Some defining features of India. The major concern of economic development of India. The conditions in India at the time of independence. Some solutions which were not taken. The adoption of democracy. Reasons why India chose democracy. How the Government of India has tackled the basic problem with which it is faced: the removal of poverty. A planned economic development, with some details. Some progress, but not satisfactory in relative terms. What still needs to be done. A discussion of two contrasting methods of economic development today. Hopes that India has chosen the right path.