Indian software firms are worried that the Chinese will displace them as Asia’s best and most profitable.
The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), which had earlier issued warnings, has now said that China is not a threat until at least 2005.
“Indian industry is substantially ahead of the Chinese software industry, not only in terms of revenues but also quality, skilled manpower, project management capabilities and execution skills,” said Sunil Mehta, vice president of NASSCOM.
Don’t get cocky now, India. You might have heard of this other computer guy, named Andy Grove. He said that in your business, only the paranoid survive.
But don’t take that as an excuse to seek protection from New Dehli, either. Keep doing what you’re doing, with no help from your government or ours, and you’ll be just fine.