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Reportage: Can Indonesia go global like India?

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sun, November 11 2012   /  12:00 pm
v: Visitors flock to Taj Mahal in Agra, one of the popular tourism spots in India. (JP/Imanuddin Razak)(JP/Imanuddin Razak)

v: Visitors flock to Taj Mahal in Agra, one of the popular tourism spots in India. (JP/Imanuddin Razak)India, a South Asian country globally second to China in terms of population and seventh in terms of land territory, is still struggling to improve the prosperity of its people. Yet, it has thoroughly developed itself into a global IT (information technology) powerhouse. The Jakarta Post’s Imanuddin Razak was among a group of journalists from Indian Ocean Rim (IOR) member countries recently visiting India for a week-long comparative study, organized by the country’s Ministry of External Affairs.

It is an observable fact that India shares strong social, cultural and economic links with Indonesia.

Historical records show that relations between India and Indonesia began with the establishment of trading activities between sub-continental India and the Sriwijaya Kingdom (...