The information below about India was given in the Pakistan magazine, The News International by Masood Khan on December 14, 2004.
The world'sfive largest car companies are procuring their spare parts from India. In 2002, export was to the tune of Rs 1,700 crores and it quadrupled in 2003 to Rs 7,000 crores. In the next five years export is expected to cross Rs 70,000 crore.
India'sHERO HONDA is the world largest motorcycle manufacturing company. It manufactures 17 lakh motorcycles per year.
England'spopular Rover car company is going to manufacture TATA INDICA, the Indian technology car at the rate of one lakh cars per year.
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BHARAT FORGE had emerged as the largest forging company in the world and supplies its products to world popular companies like Volvo, Toyota, Honda, etc.
ASIAN PAINTS, an Indian paint company, has its manufacturing plants in 22 countries across five continents and is the market leader in 11 countries.
HINDUSTAN INKS, an Indian ink manufacturing company, which is producing the world largest-one lakh tonnes of ink per annum-has its manufacturing branches in Europe and America.
Multinational car companies, like Suzuki, Hundai and Ford have started exporting their cars from India and by 2010, they will export around five lakh cars from India.
The Indian medicine sector manufactures products worth Rs 30,000 crores per year out of which Rs 10,000 crores worth of drugs are exported.
The Indian herbal business has grown to Rs 4,000 crore per annum. India contributes 20 per cent of the world'stextile manufactures. India has proudly established its own super computers whereas the other countries to do so are only America and Japan.
India is one among the six countries, which can build and launch satellites. Due to Insat Organisation, India has become a very big national satellite network country in the world.
Nine out of 10 diamonds in the world are cut and polished in India which is the No. 1 country in the world in diamond polishing and cutting.
India and China'sbusiness has grown by 104 per cent within a year. India'sforeign reserves have risen from US$ 82 billion US$ to 118 billion.
India had paid back the IMF loan before the due date and started funding other developing countries.
India provides software to seven out of the 10 largest CD-ROM manufacturers in the world.
India spends only Rs 70,000 for producing an MBA whereas in America the expense is Rs 54 lakh.
The eye cataract operation in India costs only Rs 600 whereas in America, it costs Rs 7000. A heart surgery in India costs only Rs 40,000 whereas in America it is Rs 6 lakhs.
The R&D expense to make a car in America is Rs 4,500 crore whereas in India it is half of it and R&D is conducted with the same perfection. More than 70 multinational companies have established their R&D centres in India.
The Indian telephone and internet network is expanding by crores number-wise. Nearly 100 out of Fortune 500 companies have come to India to do business while only 33 have gone to China.
So, India is making stupendous progress in the world market and covers as disparate markets as ranging from Brazil to China.
According to Masood Khan, ?These developments have not come to India in a day or by luck. In India too, situations similar to Pakistan exist like dirty politics, corruption, arrogant officials, poor infrastructure, etc., but still India keeps growing every day and nobody can deny the fact. This happens because the Indian people are not just merely looking at the dirty problems around them but see the star of confidence in the sky, the growth opportunity and working for it with self-motivation being their target for progress.?