http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article2778366.ece Neutral Source. Not some Beurocrat talking nonsense. This is the value of Doing it ourselves against reverse engineering. It is steadily gaining in global leadership in research areas, says study India is well ahead of China in the quality of its scientific papers, though it lags in growth in the number of papers, a study has revealed.The quality of papers is determined by the number of citations per article, and this has gone by 2 to 2.7 over the past five years for papers from Indian scientists, says the study done by Elsevier, a world-leader in medical and scientific publications. On the other hand, articles from Chinese scientists are found to have a citation factor of 2.2.Michiel Kolman, senior vice-president of Elsevier in charge of global academic relations, said the company's database also showed that India was steadily gaining global leadership in different research areas. An analysis of research leadership areas from 2006 to 2010 showed that India was a global leader in 159 research areas, against 130 for the previous five years.Noting that â€œIndia is a science powerhouse in the making,â€ Dr. Kolman said the study had also shown that India had the greatest strength in chemistry: 38 per cent of articles in India's 159 leadership areas fell under the broad category of chemistry. This was followed by engineering (15 per cent), biology and biotechnology (14 per cent), mathematics and physics (10 per cent), computer science (5 per cent) and medical science (4 per cent).[FONT=Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif]Dr. Kolman said Elsevier's database showed that the current growth in the scientific articles from India came typically from universities rather than scientific institutions. I cant wait for the day when Indians who received high quality subsidized education in our country and ran away for 6 digit dollar paychecks giving lame excuses like no research facilities in India have their hands buried in shame. The day is not far. Give it 10-15 years. China is nearly on par economically and on the money spent on State sponsored R&D when compared to the US. India is nowhere. Imagine in 10 years when India has the same kind of spending power that China has now. Cant wait for us to start work on that Neutrino Observatory. 2012 sure seems to have started on a good note so far. Finger crossed.