A US government report has sought to contest India\u2019s claim of being the world's fastest-growing major economy, joining sceptics to say the claim of 7.6% growth in 2015-16 may be "overstated". The report by the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs of the US department of state added India has been \u201cslow to propose other economic reforms that would match its rhetoric\u201d, a veiled criticism of the Modi government on two key parameters of governance. \u201cOstensibly, India is one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, but this depressed investor sentiment suggests the approximately 7.5% growth rate may be overstated,\u201d the report said. But it didn\u2019t offer any data analysis to back its own claim. Rather, it appears to have bought the theory of sceptics of the new GDP series who say India\u2019s decent economic growth figures don\u2019t match other high-frequency indicators like falling exports and imports, and low industrial output expansion and credit growth.