India is a software superpower today. This achievement rests on more than four decades of work spanning software processes, rigorous engineering and value-adding technologies, among others. In this article, we present highlights of some of these activities. This regional section also contains other articles that complement this account of exciting work in software systems stemming from India.
The Indian software industry is currently valued at approximately US$180 billion, and is projected to touch $350 billion by 2025.a It serves most regions of the world and employs four million people directly and 13 million people indirectly.