Owing to their shared history and civilization, there has always been a sense of rivalry between the two countries that extends beyond the cricket pitch.
There was a time when Pakistan outperformed India on key socioeconomic indicators such as per capita income or literacy rate. However, India was not only able to bridge this gap but also surpassed its neighboring country on almost every parameter.
Thanks to stable governments over the years and a focus on economic growth, India has lost the weight of its colonial past to emerge as a global superpower in its own right. Has Pakistan also seen a similar development story?
Here’s a look at how the two countries have performed on various parameters since independence…