Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Tuesday expressed confidence that the size of Indian economy is likely to double to USD 2.5 trillion by 2015.
"We will see India doubling its GDP in the next five years to USD 2.5 trillion," Sharma said at the 44th convocation of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT).
India is the second fastest growing economy in the world after China even as the developed economies are just coming out of the shocks of the financial tsunami.
India's GDP was estimated at USD 1.2 trillion in 2008-09.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday expressed confidence the Indian economy would grow by 8.5 per cent in the next fiscal and accelerate to nine per cent the following year from an estimated 7.2 per cent this fiscal.