IT industry a key constituent in Indo-US ties: Rao

Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 22:30

Washington: The Indian IT industry is a key
constituent in the growing Indo-US relationship, India`s top
diplomat in Washington Nirupama Rao has said.

"The Indian IT industry is one of the key constituents
and stakeholders in the rapidly growing India-US relationship, and is committed to seeking long term technology partnerships with US," Rao said.

Rao was speaking at an event at Centre for Strategic and
International Studies, a Washington-based think tank, held to
launch a report, titled `India`s Tech Industry in the US` of
NASSCOM.

The report launched along with the NASSCOM president,
Som Mittal, details contributions of the Indian IT industry to
the US economy, including through job creation, local hiring,
enhancing of the competitiveness of US businesses, and
undertaking social responsibility tasks in cooperation with
local communities.

Rao said as the India-US Strategic Partnership has grown,
so has the willingness of the Indian IT firms to populate it
with concrete commercial underpinnings, both in the broader
field of knowledge economy and the specific area of IT and a
range of IT enabled services.

Indian IT companies are competitive and top end and only
seek a level playing field in growing their business
engagement with the United States, she said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 22:22

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