NEW DELHI: On December 15, the UK invited India to attend the next G7 summit. The other two nations invited are Australia and South Korea. Being called ‘D10, the summit is an initiative of the UK prime minister Boris Johnson to transform G7 nations into a broader group of 10 nations to counter China's rising power. The G7 comprises of seven wealthy countries--the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States. But the important question is: if these nations truly represent the most economically powerful countries on the planet?

TOI takes a look at the eight largest economies by share of global GDP between 1980 and 2020 to know how G7 should really look.