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Indian IT services giants Infosys and Wipro both operate offices in Russia - and neither is saying what will become of them. Evidence of the two companies' Russian presences are not hard to find. Infosys lists a Moscow office among its European points of presence, and in 2016 proudly announced the founding of a development …

  1. Potemkine! Silver badge

    Talking about HCL:

    We remain focused on maintaining the highest service delivery levels for our clients

    HCL must really stay focused, because their service delivery levels to their customers is appealing. Each time I have to deal with them, each time I'm not disappointed by the low quality of service they provide.

    1. Lord Elpuss Silver badge

      appealing, or appalling?

      1. Potemkine! Silver badge
        Facepalm

        The latter :doh:

  2. LDS Silver badge
    Mushroom

    If we need someone to finally cripple Russian IT and probably military efforts too...

    ... those are Indian IT services.

    1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

      Re: If we need someone to finally cripple Russian IT and probably military efforts too...

      But are they providing services there or are they outsourcing work from other countries to those offices? If the latter their customers should be worried.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Infosys, Wipro silent on their Russian operations

    Perhaps you could ask the chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak, whose wife owns hundreds of millions of pounds worth of shares in Infosys, how he feels about continuing to make money from their Russian operations.

    1. Binraider Silver badge

      Re: Infosys, Wipro silent on their Russian operations

      Just sent that very question to Caroline Lucas...

  4. Binraider Silver badge

    If they are only talking about a $1m business, in the grand scheme it is small fry. Surely better not to have the negative PR of propping up the Gremlin in the Kremlin.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      You haven't signed a support contract with Infosys recently, have you? They won't get out of bed* for USD1M

      (*they probably won't get out of bed for a lot more, whatever your SLA says).

      1. Binraider Silver badge

        No, thankfully have no dealings with them whatsoever.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It's going to get messy......

    The Indian Government have been pretty cosy with Moscow and don't seem to be in much of a hurry to condemn the atrocities in Ukraine.

    Companies will any moral fibre (anybody know of one??) should start to divert away from Indian Mega-Corp outsourcing and managed service providers, not only because it's the right thing to do, but how long before Russian Cyber warfare specialists start to use poor quality Indian tech-support firms as a stepping stone into Western companies and their systems?

    Of course, it's a great way to exploit cheap labour, so they won't do it.....but let's wait and see what happens in the next few months.

    1. Binraider Silver badge

      Re: It's going to get messy......

      India isn't that happy with Russia. Sure, they source some military hardware from that direction; but ask about the farce that is India trying to get Russia to build it a (new) SSN.

      Russia has been trying palm off a 30-year old hull for top dollar. And India is having none of it.

      Indian industry isn't quite there - yet - to compete on mil hardware. Not for want of trying, I would imagine the likes of Hindustan aircraft etc will be seeing funding boosts to try and generate independent capability using what they have learned over decades from both Western and Russian suppliers.

      1. LDS Silver badge

        Yet Modi si probably looking at how the authoritarian play will end...

        ... he's on the same script of Putin and Xi Jinping- fuel a nationalist-religious movement to seize power and maintain it. All these people are looking at how the West react and how long it can last, to plan their next moves. And in no way they will turn against Putin - if nothing because it keeps the West busy containing him.

  6. ITMA Bronze badge

    Customer services

    Without their Russian clients, who else would find the "customer details" that "get lost" by their call centre operations?

  7. Clausewitz 4.0 Bronze badge
    Devil

    War and opportunities

    If some companies leave Russia, others will enter.

    If there's a war, there is an opportunity to make business. Also with Russia.

    1. IGotOut Silver badge

      Re: War and opportunities

      Not sure why the down vote, War is often a very profitable business, so long as you are not on the receiving end.

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