India is home to 1.2 billion people. India has nuclear weapons and has tense relations with Pakistan, another nuclear power. This is not a country that should give on-the-job training to its next leader. India is one of the most important countries in the 21st century and faces many challenges. Indians need, and deserve, an experienced and accomplished leader.
Yes, India should require experience because with experience comes knowledge, which will be useful in everyday decision making. An experienced person over a young person is ideal because they know what to do, they know what is expected, they know how to react and respond in desperate times, and they will offer new and creative ways to solve certain situations.