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31 May, 2014 - Elections take place in India. The Bharatiya Janata Party gains a slim majority of seats in the Lok Sabha, allowing nationalist politician Narendra Modi to become Prime Minister.

September 24th 2014: India's Mars Orbiter Mission fails to make contact with home on the expected date it is meant to reach Mars orbit. It's assumed the Martian curse has struck again and the probe is considered lost.

27 September, 2014 - Indians breathe a sigh of relief when the Mars Orbiter Mission finally makes contact (and is now in Mars orbit) just a few days after it failed to make contact on its scheduled date

Some software bugs and computer glitches on the part of the orbiter are to blame for this bungle, which were quickly fixed.

December 16, 2016: Indian launches its first vyodmanaut into Earth orbit becoming the fourth nation after Russia, the USA and China to succeed in manned space flight. The vyodmanaut orbits the earth three times and performs a spacewalk before successfully re-entering Earth's atmosphere and splashing down in the Bay of Bengel.

He returns to India to a heroes welcome.

India announces plans for a manned lunar mission within the next two decades.

September 18, 2018: An explosion in an area of Mumbai destroys the slum filled blocks of Shivaji Nagar. It is thought that a corroded gas-line in the slums lead to the massive explosion coming from one ignition point, later identified by a burnt out car. The cause is not discovered, but terrorism or an industrial explosion couldn’t be crossed out equally. Because of the size of the disaster zone, a confirmed death toll could not have been told at the end of the day.

September 19, 2018: Investigations from eye-witnesses and into the burnt out car crosses out the theory of a terrorist attack, which puts the nation at rest of threat of an attack on the scale of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The President of India {Whoever wins the 2017 elections} announces plans to ensure that a disaster on this scale does not happen again, but more details are to be made up. At the end of the day, the death toll rose from 730 to 1,353 already becoming the 3rd deadliest explosion in the world, and with the death toll still rising.

September 22, 2018: The death toll reaches 2,635 and levels out to become the 2nd deadliest explosion in the world, surpassing the Halifax explosion. Investigations further reveal the explosion to have spread through the corroded gas-lines of Shivaji Nagar and originated from a spark crated when the burnt out car hit the poorly built road.

September 23, 2018: The President of India announces his new plan to start mass projects to improve transport, infrastructure and government services in India to insure a disaster of this scale does not occur again. This is controversial though as critics say that the President is using the disaster as a leverage for a plan that could have been implemented years ago.

December 7, 2018: Plans to build a new government facility on the grounds of the destroyed Shivaji Nagar blocks gets under-way. The government facility will be where the projects to improve infrastructure will be commanded from as well as services for unemployment, education and family welfare, all available for the families in the area living in the surviving slums. This again becomes controversial and called a clear leverage for the building once again despite the fact that the government is preserving a destroyed street block as a memorial to the disaster.

February 24, 2019: In the wake of the Mumbai disaster, Russian president Medvedev announces a multibillion dollar deal between Rosatom and Delhi to help India build nuclear power stations as part of its nation-wide infrastructure program.

Rosatom takes particular interest in India's abundant thorium reserves which could be used to power clean fourth generation thorium fission reactors. Indian researchers in Bangalore are fast at work on a prototype reactor along with their Chinese, Russian, European and American colleagues.

The Indian prime minister announces plàns to generate 25% of India's electricity from nuclear power by 2035.

March 16, 2019: New statistics show that in the past year, especially after the Shivaji Nagar disaster on 18 September, India’s unemployment and Income Inequality has decreased because of many new jobs made across the country for the new infrastructure. This brings India closer to a Developed Country status and some ministers toss around ideas and rumours of holding some form of international event to show how Developed India has become.

July 22, 2021: India announces it’s intentions to host the World Expo 2025 near to the Shivajo Nagar project. The ambitious plan includes housing all the residents still living in the slums into new affordable housing and giving them opportunity to gain jobs at the expo if it is won.

August 12th, 2021: The first models of the jointly developed P-51 stealth fighter arrive from Russia and begin active duty in the Indian Air Force màking India the latest nation with 5th generation jets. The fighters are modified to fit the needs of the Indian Air Force in maintaining air supremacy over South Asia and portions of the Indian Ocean.

September 25, 2022: With the opening of its first thorium fission plants, China signs a deal to import greater quantities of Indian thorium. In exchange, China promises to invest in the Indian nuclear industry. The two nations also agree to HSR links through Nepal and Myanmar as part of the Pan-Asia HSR system with the work beginning on the “roof of the world” HSR link by the end of the decade through the Tibetan plateau.

July 6, 2023: Treaty of Kashgar:

China and India formalize their borders in the Himalayas with China recognizing Sikkim and Aranchal Pradesh as Indian territory in exchange for Indian revognition of Chinese sovereignty over a tiny sliver of Kashmir.

August 18, 2023: Delhi Accords:

China, India and ASEAN agree to regulate damming and water usage along the rivers originating in the Tibetan plateau flowing into Southern Asia including the Bràhmaputra and the Mekong.

July 8-24, 2025: Mumbai World Expo:

The world expo shows how far Mumbai has coming in terms of infrastructure and living standards. Several new infrastructure projects including extensions of the Mumbai subway and a expansion of the port of Mumbai highlight the attempt to turn Mumbai into a world class city. Nuclear, solar, wind and tidal energy power the expo. Mumbai is now the third largest financial center in Asia by market capitalization after Shanghai and Pearl Delta-Hong Kong, eclipsing Tokyo.

Critics point out that India still has untouchàbles and urban poor occupying shanty towns outside wealthy and middle class neighborhoods. Many social commentators blame the residual influence of India's caste system deßpite caste based discrimination being illegal. However, wàges, education, health care and living standards have increased many times nation wide over the first quarter of the 21st century.

March 17, 2027: Japan signs a deal with India to help construct a maglev link between Delhi and Mumbai providing 300+ mph service between India's two largest and most important cities. Work is set to begin by 2032. The system will link with the Chinese financed Pan-Asian HSR system in the Indian capital. India also considers another maglev link between tech hub Bangalore snd Chennai on the coast of the Bay of Bengel with various nations and corporations bidding for the lucrative contract.

April 16, 2028:

Numbers cross referenced from several UN institutions and the Indian government confirm that India has become the world's most populous nation with 1.46 billion people compared to China's 1.44 billion.

India also overtakes Japan to become the world's third largest economy after China and the USA with a GDP of roughly $8.8 trillion. India's relatively young population lead many experts to believe that India can sustain high growth rates for another couple of decades.

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