It's the low-wage structure, ironically, that has been one of the main attractions to outsource work to Indian IT companies, thereby acting as a catalyst for the robust growth in the $40 billion Indian IT industry.
I have heard rumblings that as salaries in India grow, it's becoming less attractive and the industry is already looking elsewhere (China) for the next big outsourcing market. Be careful what you wish for!
I have also heard that India is pricing itself out of the cheap outsourcing business. My company is starting to work with vendors in other countries on a very limited basis just to test the waters. I wish fairness for everyone, and not just because it will make my job safer.
A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of the idea. John Ciardi