I totally agree with you. The current UPA Government is not at all serious about taking on china. Instead it is busy in implementing populist measures like NREGA which is spiralling up the inflation in India. I am not sure when will things change in India. We need someone like Narayan Murthy to lead the electronics industry growth so that we can mimic the IT success story.
@Anna, as much as i would want India to become an manufacturing hub i am bit skeptical. The ground situation is not conducive for the electronic manufacturing until government is really serious to take on China.
Its good in some sense that India and China are not fighting for the same space. Both have their strength and problems. Rather than trying to occupy each other's space they should first strenghten their respective position in Software and manufacturing. Right now the trend is that products are modelled in Silicon Valley or in Europe, they are manufactured in China and assembled and finalized in India. I do not think that this trend is going to change in coming 5 years.
Electronics manufacturing in China has got a very good development as a result of low cost in production, but this will receive challenge from India with close environment of a prodcution factor namely cheap man power cost. One important advantage that India has in electronics manufacturing is that the present electronic develops towards integrated solution gradually that require software engineers for such integration, and we all know about software development in India, this will play a good role in India electronic manufacturing.
While the situation today provides for China having more opportunity in the Electronics business, this may change down the road if India decides it wants to move into the market. How long will China be able to supply cheep labor to the outside world while maintaining horrid conditions for its workers. How long will the western world accept such a model? China has come under fire for its practices and as well as its censorship. India is indeed far behind, but if they decide to invest in their infrastructure, they could become a formidable alternative to China. It's easier to invest in the infrastructure than to change the views of limiting freedom of speech.
I know alot happens in china. Electronics design which might cost 50% of what it costs in USA. China has the cheapest manufacturing which will ship the products across the world. WHat India has is a government which has too many poltical problems to worry about than to think about electronic manudacturing. The things are defnitely changing but at a slow pace. I think there would be lot more happenings in India in the next 5 years. What it requires is local start ups and local product companies.
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