The problem that both USN and IN face is political leadership is filled with, excuse the word, pussies.
India’s population growth rate is on track to enable India to surpass China’s population the near future. India’s population isn’t that much less than China now. India is either in the process of creating additional army units or already has to counter China over disputed land areas.
India and it’s well planned economic growth based on education and business formation is China’s real Achilles heal.