My answer is no.
India can never be a developed country because of its people.Indians don't have civic sense.You can see many of them pooing on roads and also shitting on it.This is due to their selfishness(mainly).They think that keeping their house clean is enough.They don't think that road,buses,trains & all other public places are their responsibility.Also the main reason is ,they always compare themselves to Pakistan(which is even worse).As India is richer than Pakistan,they think that this development is enough(i'm talking about the people).The government is also the worst and corrupted.So corrupted that they won't even spare the budget for military & science.Due to this Indian army though winning war(s) against Pakistan,lost many Soldiers.Inspite of being this corrupted people in India made these politicians deities(Let's not bring any religion into it).If you think i'm wrong search for "Sonia Gandhi temple"(Google it).The other reason for poor economy is not encouraging local entrepreneurs and companies to become global.All the educated Indians work for Microsoft,Facebook,Google,Oracle and foreign companies.What I mean is if you depend on foreign economy you can never progress.All the statistics about literacy rate is fake.I live in city called Hyderabad.During 2011 population census many people in our locality enlisted themselves as Degree holders but to be real they only knew how to read & write(in local language).I bet only 40% of population is actually "literate".Scientists in India are not at all encouraged though there have been many brilliant minds.Development can't be brought through any government policy.Only the people who made the government can bring change...
India is culturally backward and disintegrated.
Indians are proud of their rich, diverse and ancient culture and they brag about it all the time. The truth is that their culture is a huge barricade between them and the development of their country. It's not only backward but flawed as well and people just aren't ready to accept it, Indians are narrow minded and illiterate. Indians claim to be 'United' when in fact they hate each other, northerners hate the southerners and easterners hate the westerners. Every state has it's own language and a trashy culture. India is comprised of millions of tribes that constantly fight each other.
There's no way that Indians are gonna stand united and do something good for their country.
They just aren't ready to change.
Just look at the statistics
Most middle and upper class Indians, whether within or abroad, are in denial about the state of their country. Anyone who thinks India is developed has probably been watching too many Bollywood films, which falsely glamorise India with images of new cars, shopping malls, foreign holidays and rich people dancing happily. This is far from the reality, and isn’t a marker of progress or stability. I recently visited a big Indian city and found it to be a sprawling, disorganised mess. I observed a disconnect between sections of society which was both alarming and deeply painful.
In my opinion, India cannot and doesn’t want to become classified as a developed country. It is unfortunately still a backwards state going nowhere fast. The shocking vital statistics in the context of the wider international landscape, only exemplify this. Just look at any figures from the World Bank, United Nations, Unicef or the World Health Organization. These statistics include one of the highest rates of corruption in all levels of society, the existence of a massive parallel black economy, appalling infrastructure for example roads and lack of proper footpaths, widespread child malnourishment, hunger, poverty, child labour, high unemployment, illiteracy rates, total lawlessness, people still voting on the basis of religion and caste, health statistics – high prevalence of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, malnutrition, maternal mortality, infant mortality and morbidity, poor sanitation, virtually no waste management in urban areas, hungry animals wandering about the roads, water and electricity shortages all over the country. If you read the figures and numerous social commentaries on any of the above, the evidence is clear that it is not a developed country, and it has an awfully long way to go to become one. It is not a stable economy and if I lived there, I would want to leave and go to a developed country, where the above problems don’t exist. Yes the problems probably stem from a combination of factors including colonial exploitation, overpopulation and corruption, but this is no excuse for the chaotic mess the country is in. It is the people, who lack civic sense and social responsibility. The change has to come from within the people, for the people.
Bad attitude of indians
According to me indians are the people with the least good manners. They have a bad attitude to anything that helps in serving others. Also india has the largest concentration of poor in the world removing poverty from such a large country is almost impossible. Another big problem is that most newly graduated students do not want to stay in india. They want to migrate to countries like australia or us or uk or canada. Despite its vast resources india has not been able to become a developed country as there is corruption in india everywhere. Indians should respect women and take pride in doing activities that contribute to the economy of the country.
Unwillingness to change
Majority of Indians do not want to change the very basic wrong habits such as throwing anything anywhere. Indian mindset needs a huge transformation. Anger overshadows silence and peace. This snatches the power of right thinking. Change at grass root level can change India. Hope sustains life . . .
Its the Mindset !
Its a resounding 'NO'! The answer is rather simple contrary to the mind-boggling number factors (1.5 Billion, I think) - the Indian mindset is that of me-and-only-me!!
As long as I am the richest, the most educated, the most .......Etc. Therefore, as a Nation it cannot develop , of course you have the odd Indian who has made it big but that is an underachievement for a population of 1.5 Billion.
Bottom Line : The Indian mindset lacks the collective-benefit mentality. Therefore, as a Nation it will never develop, dosen't matter what the economists say. I have lived there - so I should know.
Because of its population India has a low possibility of becoming a developed country
India is still has a fast growing economy. But because od really high population, it's GDP per capita is really small, and India has really bad literacy rate. And India also has problem with politics too, if India becomes a developed country, it will take many years to make it developed
The inactiveness of politicians.
The inactiveness of politicians are causing the rate of development of our country. For example , once Dubai was a land of sand and nothing was there. But now it has become the land of buseiness and have very good system. Though India was a developing country at the time when Dubai was a deserted place it couldn't develop. Therefore I conclude my talk that India cannot be a developed nation.
Poverty & Illiteracy
I think 60+ % of India is still poor, i don't know the number just an assumption comparing to top global economies. Following reasons supports my argument
1. Eliminating poverty in 6 years from now isn't plausible
2. Educating people in 6 years from now isn't plausible
3. Providing health services in 6 years from now isn't plausible
4. Lack of patriotic awareness
Tradition and Culture
India will probably never be a developed country, and if it does I hope it doesn't become one with the current mindset of the population. Problems too many to list but here are some: corruption until this is sorted out India can never TRULY have a democracy, discrimination of minorities, arranged marriages with society looking down upon divorce, literacy rates, fiscal distribution of the government is all wrong, religious lunatics, and sooooo much more. I love India but I am so glad that I was not born there.
Even after 66 years of independence, India is still labeled as a developing country. I think as a nation, we have miles to go. The question of whether or not India is a developed or developing country is not so simple. To understand the real India, we need to look at many other indicators, such as health and education too. I think the level of development in a country is directly proportionate to the way we choose to treat our children, elderly and the disabled. As far as India is concerned, we might score very highly in terms of growth of physical infrastructure, but most of the public places are inaccessible to people with disabilities. As per the 2011 census, India has about 2.7 million people with disabilities, and only a handful of those enjoy education and/or employment. We are spending less than 4% of our GDP on important areas of education and health. Almost 12% of our children (between 5 and 15 years) are identified as child labor, and we have about 2.4 million people living with HIV/Aids.
Almost 25% of my Indians are poor – in the same India where millions use smartphones. Within India, there are many different countries. There is no doubt that in some areas we are a developed country and, as far as people with disability are concerned, we have created facilities and a support system. But in many areas we still have long way to go. Now I leave it to you to decide whether you perceive India as developing or not! We have to focus on the “safety of women” and “corruption”. Corruption has mired growth to a great extent, and past and present governments have so far been unsuccessful in finding a permanent solution. The young Indian faces challenges stretching from a poorly administered education system to the lowest average wage rates in the world. The youth of India today lives in a society defined by multiple languages, religions, ethnicities and political thought, among other things. Yet they define their own generation, which is starkly different from their fathers and grandfathers. This puts them in a unique position to take their country towards positive growth and development.