Eight Indian cities among world’s 25 riskiest offshoring locations

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  1. NikSha

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    New Delhi: India may have been hailed for long as the world’s top outsourcing destination, but a new study has named as many as eight cities in the country among the world’s 25 riskiest places for offshoring, mainly on concerns like terrorism, pollution and geopolitical issues.

    The national capital region comprising Delhi Gurgaon and Noida has earned the dubious distinction of being the worst offshoring destination within the country, according to a survey in the annual Black Book of Outsourcing.

    The NCR is followed by Mumbai as the second riskiest offshoring hub within India, while Kolkata has been ranked as least riskiest in the country.

    The other domestic cities named in the global list of 25 riskiest offshoring destinations include Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune and Chandigarh.

    In the overall global list, NCR has been ranked as sixth most riskiest, Mumbai ninth, Chandigarh 15th, Pune 20th, Chennai 21st, Bangalore 23rd, Hyderabad 24th and Kolkata the 25th most riskiest in the world.

    Meanwhile, no Indian city has managed to find a place on a separate list of 25 safest offshoring destinations. Both the lists have been published in the 2009 edition of the Black Book of Outsourcing, brought out every year by US-based Brown-Wilson Group. :rofl:
     
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    The safest must be from Pakistan :rofl:. Absolute guarantee of ............... :D
     
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    What are the parameters used by them to measure and rank the cities??? Calcutta is the safest??? I'm shocked!!! Pune is a lot safer than Calcutta....

    (no offences meant to any Bengali)
     
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    From the link:

     
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    criteria is very simple, which is "target india" as an out sourcing destination. this is a beginning of what to expect from the west in times to come. be sure there will be more such related “surveys” which will denounce india as an off shore destination and this is the apathy of the west when they see a rising east. they had in the past and have the same yard stick for the prc and they will be no different to us as we grow in economic stature no matter how different we try to position ourselves than the communist china. as would anyone be, the west remains suspicious of the rise of east since this is happening after a long time, which makes the future look uncertain as far as they are concerned and also be sure to relate this to the recession that has hit the west. they see us stealing their jobs, initially they tried to instill the fear about india as an destination unsafe for all the sensitive personal data about the residents of those countries, passed on to our companies which can be easily stolen by the employees of these companies, a thing about which the west is extremely sensitive to and now with the growing instability in our neighborhood they have got yet another excuse to target the home grown industry. the parameters they highlight such as terrorism, pollution, geopolitics are just too lame which have hardly any relation with india and more so given a background when the world is still flocking to india by investing in various sectors to setup their shops in the country. obama added fuel to fire by ruling buffalo over bangalore and the saga continues. i can pretty sure the rest of the 17 destinations out of the 25 would be the ones which take the pie as far as us off shore jobs are concerned and are in the east. more than ever before the us is turning left with its policies and actions under the obama administration.
     
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    But, the people who matter will not be 'concerned' by these "surveys."

    It's primarily to exercise media's control on public opinion in their countries. It keeps the people "safe" from India.
     
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    I am starting to feel sympathetic to all those chini guys who say that their country is 'demonised' by western media that is not to say that CPC is innocent, but measured on the same yardsticks west doesnt comeout squeaky clean either. So, no matter how we try to project ourselves, western media will try to demonise us, and we(GOI and Indian Media) need to recognise it and play the game. The days of being goody goody are long over now. India is now a big boy and must behave like that.....
     
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    There were similar 'threat assessments' about manufacturing in China some years back. The threats included government interference, lack of human rights, low quality products, low health and safety regulations, poor internal controls, corruption etc.

    And look where China is now. In fact, sometimes i feel that should India and China resolve differences and work together more than compete with each other, the west will quiver in its boots, especially if Russia also joins the alliance.
     
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    Precisely,which is why i said in that other thread,that the media is extension of national diplomacy and its agenda is not always Utopian.Indian media plays from the same rule book,western media are past masters in it.

    Outsourcing is had emerged a crucial issue during the run up to the elections and esp following the banking crisis.Its natural to find the political agenda being furthered by its allies in the various media outlets.
     
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    No matter what these biased surveys say about situation in India, in the end, it will be pure business that will drive the outsourcing/off shoring or whatever they would like to label it as. They are fighting a losing battle. If there is anything that will happen in coming days, it will be increased outsourcing as opposed to decrease as companies have to cut the costs of operation to sustain themselves. Companies will cut the corners, design devious ways to obviate the hurdles that are/will be created by the US govt. and media. It all boils down to the survival of the company, period.
     
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    This article showed up immediately after GM's announcement that their India operations will not be affected.
     
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    mate i have been a big proponent of the idea of prc and india resolving all their out standing disputes including the boundary and supplying pakistan with military equipment ones. if our two countries can do this and forge an alliance with russia, be rest assured the hegemony of the us and nato will come to an end crashing with a bang, but as i say that, this is certainly not the time to go ahead with this alliance. for the moment the world dynamics do not support such an alliance and there are still two decades for this to happen and this i think is enough time for our two countries to resolve all our out standing disputes. the more important thing right now is that india milks the us since they are a cash cow by being the richest country and also the sole super power and make the most of the fear psychosis that the west suffers about the prc. they have an illusion that india will act to their benefit in case of any adversary with the prc, an illusion that will never come true. all that we have to continue doing is make the west feel assured that india will never pose a threat to them and propping us up is in their best interest and for this india needs to continue with its non allied stance. the time i see for the trio to come together is somewhere around 2030, a time when prc would be the largest economy in the world, india would be a very close third largest economy of the world and russia would be an economy larger than most of the nato allies and hopefully by this time all the three countries would have a very well developed domestic defence industry. may be the route to this alliance is through sco but still as i feel joining sco at this time might not be the best time but through sco and various other groupings we can certainly keep the focus on our engagements with each other which as the situation arises can be transformed into an alliance. an era of an east dominance is not far off, all we need is to be patient and our time will come.
     
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    ^^Ritesh, your analysis is fine, but remember China wants to be the sole super-power, it doesn't want to share the spoils of being a sole super-power. Even now, China wants to be seen as sole Asian super-power and relegate India to second position by tying the hands of India by its strategic 'string of pearls' encircling strategy. If you have observed, even during NSG vote China didn't support India and tried to sabotage the deal through its proxies and supported only upon intense pressure from US and due fear of being labelled as outcast and a major disruption in bilateral trade with India (which is around $50 billions).

    China feels that India is the only irritant/competitor in its goal of achieving super-power status, which is true by the way. As long as China feels that only it can alone be a super-power, this kind of alliance is not feasible. My 2 cents.
     
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    USA and European union are realizing the more they feed this monster the quicker their death is coming let them decide what to do save themselves, we are ok either way, poor communication and hig tech training prevents China from getting these markets not that they won't try cheap mass produced low quality goods is there speciality.
     
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    DD,

    no denying that and prc has shown all signs of trying to corner us, but what i was pointing towards would be an ideal situation, whether it happens or not is a matter of speculation but if this can be pulled off and if there were to be better sense on part of prc they would realise that they can not gain anything by being at cross roads with us, but as the saying goes hope/work for the best but be perpared for the worst so we do not need to lower our guard down but then we should also not leave attempts at forging an alliance with prc and russia in the long run.
     
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    Ritesh, gr8 post. Good points.

    Very good observation, mate. IMO as long as China sees India as a small player that can be restricted in short-term and eliminated in long-term as a competition, China will be hostile to India. International politics are not unlike local politics. If other party think that you are a small or negligible party, then they try to sabotage you and dismantle you. But if you prove your worth in the politics. If you make the other party understand that fighting with you will accrue losses to it, then it will be ready to ally with you to take on common 'enemies'.

    India has so far not proved its worth either in direct relations with China or on international platform. Chinese are right to dismiss our future dreams of being regional power as a mere wet dream. As long as we persist with our present policies, China will try to cut us down to size.
    We need to flex our muscles and be completely unapologetic about it(both on in our bilateral relations with China and on global arena). Respect like money must be earned and power must be seized, no one will offer it willingly. West is losing its power and will continue to put up a resistance. India has so far acted as a innocent boy who expects to be given his favourite lollypop becoz he has been on good behaviour. India must stop such kind of attitude, recognise that if we want to be treated on par with big boys then we must behave like them.
    Look at our recent reaction to 26/11. A similar attack on US or China, what would they do? What did US do after 9/11? India showed restraint(world saw it as weakness), we got a pat on the back by US. But what else did we get for showing such restraint? Nothing. Just few months and now even UK has asked us to provide more info to blacklist a known terrorist. Would China take such embarassment?
    Lets behave like a regional power, then we will get respect(both from friends and foes). My gut feeling is that if India can sustain its growth and match it with some power(soft and hard) projections on the global arena, then China will eventually try to buy peace with us. China is in a position of strength now, and we are in a position of weakness, we shouldnt bargain now. We need to bargain from a position of strength.
     
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    Has anyone info on the methodology used for this survey so that we can objectively determine bias or lack therof?
     

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