RBI’s Balance Sheet Expands to 2.5 Times the Size of Pakistan’s GDP

In a striking indicator of economic disparity, the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) balance sheet has reached a size that is 2.5 times larger than the entire GDP of Pakistan.

This revelation underscores the vast differences in economic scales and fiscal health between the two neighboring nations.

The RBI’s balance sheet has expanded significantly, now standing at approximately INR 66.74 trillion.

This growth is attributed to various factors including robust foreign exchange reserves, government securities, and financial stability measures.

On the other hand, Pakistan’s GDP is estimated to be around USD 350 billion (INR 28.56 trillion), highlighting a stark contrast in economic magnitudes.

Several factors contribute to this disparity. India’s economic policies, aimed at fostering growth, have resulted in substantial foreign investments and a burgeoning services sector.