India is a third world country?

Yes. It would be classed as a DEVELOPING country. It has a Western-style infrastructure and the technology, wealth and know-how to function as an advanced state- it's also rapidly becoming a leader in Asian financial markets and industries. But the gap in India between rich and poor is far greater than in most Western nations, with little being done to try and close this gap. Indian society is extremely unequal, with little being done to ease the lot of the nation's poverty-stricken majority, and international relief agencies being required to operate in rural parts of the country. Standards of public health are low, and the human rights record is very poor, with much police brutality and abuse against mlow-caste Indians, and legal rights for them negligible. Until this changes, India will be classed as a developing country.