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Indian American technocrat Subra Suresh has been nominated by the Obama administration for the post of Director of the National Science Foundation. Is it a recognition for the respect the Indian technocrats and professionals commanding globally today? Your views please?

Asked by Good Citizen, 04 Jun '10 04:47 pm
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Indians are preferred in US for administrative posts because unlike say - the VIetnamese or te Germans or the Russians or the Chinese etc- we have a principle wherein when we emigrate to the US or to a foreign country, we pledge loyalty and out full efforts towards our port of emigration. Chinese, Vietnamese, Russians etc. don't do dat and instead only want to use the US as a tool to further their own ends in their home bases.

Software companies in Silicon Valley r over-run by Indians yet we don't call Silicon Valley as Indian HQ.
Investment banking in wall street r over- run by Israelis but wall street DOES have a reputation of being subservient to ISraeli interests and even US admin recognizes this.

Also once abroad, if u taken in an Indian, u can b assured that there will be no espionage. U can't assume the same w/a Chinese. TO illustrate, there was a Chinese team working in Lockheed Martin on the F-16 project and before u knew it, China also released its own F-16 prototyp ...more
Answered by A Moin, 06 Jun '10 01:16 pm

 
  
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There are a lot of Indian Americans in the top post in the Obama administration. They are there irrespective of their race, color and gender. They are hired for their talent only and nothing else. We must know that those Indian Americans are Americans and there is a distinct difference between NRIs and Indian Americans born and brought up in U.S.A. Take the case of Mr. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, 2009 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry. He got annoyed when hundreds of Indians flooded his email Inbox with complimentary messages. He was perplexed as to why Indians did it to him, who himself considers more as an American. Of course, it is a different matter that later on he was felicitated by GOI for the honor. It is an irony that this country scares away the talent instead of nurturing it and benefiting from it. Finally, I do not mean to say that it is wrong to take pride in the achievement of Indians wherever they are.
Answered by Tony Fernandez, 04 Jun '10 05:46 pm

 
  
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