Economy may be booming in India, but not peace

… a Study.

Published on The Economic Times /India Times, May 30, 2007.

… India’s booming economy may be attracting global attention on Wednesday but the Asian power still ranks a poor 109th among 121 nations on the scale of peace, a study said.

As a consolation for India, the country’s neighbours Sri Lanka and Pakistan rank even lower at 111 and 115 respectively, according to the Global Peace Index released on Wednesday.

Norway is the most peaceful country in the world and Iraq the least. Russia also ranks a lowly 118th.

The Global Peace Index, published a week before a Group of Eight (G8) summit in Germany, rates 121 countries from Algeria to Zimbabwe on some 24 factors including levels of violence, organised crime and military expenditure … (full text).

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