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France, UK and USA look up to India – for their development !


‘British Prime Minister David Cameron continued his attempt to woo Indian students and businesses by offering new visa services for Indians. He said the United Kingdom will introduce same day visa services for Indian investors. He added there would be no cap on the number of Indian students who can study and work in the UK. Cameron also said Indian students will be allowed to stay for any length of time to work at graduate level jobs.’ – quotes IBN News today.

Following the French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron is in India ( on a 3 day visit ) – accompanied by the largest trade delegation with over 100 representatives from the British Universities to Infrastructure firms, Defence supplies, Healthcare/ Life sciences companies, Financial services, ready made Food processing Chains in retail and other interested business groups. This was anticipated by me about 3-4 years back, but though late, it has started happening since a year or so. Like David Cameron, french president Hollande also seeks to invest in Indian Infra-structure, Defence and Energy sectors.

United States of America under their newly coined immigration act, wants to raise the quota of H-1 B visas to 1,25,000 per year (from the earlier figure of 65,000) for the Indian talent to step in and aid the innovation as well as the growth process in the United States. Remember, the Silicon Valley ( situated in CA) is a result of Indian brain drain in 1980s and her extra-ordinary capabilities in software development and other technology sectors. Well, India is already projected to be the preferred launchpad vis-a-vis China, for the developed western world to get out of the long drawn global economic recession.

Under these existing conditions, the Indian government should exercise utmost care to retain the domestic talent in India ! There should be more of and accurate analysis about why Indian students or the Indian businessmen take flight to the developed world that is deep in recession. If this is to be allowed, let us look at equal partnership between India and the developed world countries like France, UK and the United States of America. If they want to step into India for their economic gain, it should be made amply clear to them that even Indian corporate sector will open new subsidiary offices, factories and seek friendly economic policies in France, UK and the United States of America to take advantage of high-end technology transfer and competent system driven ‘better’ operational practices.


About Raman Ramamurthy

I am a Management consultant, an avid reader, play Lawn tennis in my leisure time and love Music. Presently, I am settled in India along with my wife and my son.


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