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


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

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