Hardly. !ndia is a negative case. It means you learn from a failure that continues to be a failure. Because, !ndia's so called muddling-through is perpetual. It is not desirable in any form. !ndian democracy is just that: !ndian democracy. Has nothing to do with Finnish or Singaporean democracy. Like any other, !ndian democracy is a relative phenomenon, not an absolute one.I partially agree with you but India does manage to muddle along.
For most developing countries, with similar issues, India is a positive example of growth with partial democracy.
Even Pakistan, outside pdf, looks up to India as a example to follow.
Lot of potential lost due to useless politicians and entrenched bureaucracy.
Even plants evolve. !ndia's governance evolution is at plant level. But you call it muddling-through. Well, its a perpetual state of being in the mud.
!ndian perpetual low-quality development makes educated sub-Saharan Africans to be thankful for their conditions.
Like any other, Pakistan, too, should be unlearning from it.