Russia to assist India with tech support for Smart City Mission



Russian IT firms are ready to lend their technical support to India for the Smart City Mission and other Infrastructure Programs.

Recently, Russia’s Russoft Association of software entered into a formal partnership with its Indian counterpart, Nasscom. The Russoft that has the support of Russia’s Economic Development Ministry, Russian Trade Mission in India and FICCI among others, wants to form partnership beyond traditional areas of IT solution, confirmed Valentin Makarov, President, Russoft Association.

Makarov also confirmed that the area of concerns will include smart cities and mega infrastructure initiatives. Russoft includes Russian specialised firms Bee Pitron who are ready to assist India’s smart city programs.

“Quantum communication is also emerging as an important area for telemedicine and power sector. India and Russian IT giants can also collaborate in this sector,” he said.

Indian companies with expertise and skills in project management could join hands with Russian companies that are good at developing customized technology solutions, Makarov said.

Russia’s software exports stand at USD 7.5 billion a year. Russia is known to have a range of modern IT-related technologies that are available only with the US and China. These include GLONASS navigation system, Yandex search engine, Kaspersky operating system, VK social network, Telegram messenger and MIR bank payment system.

Makarov said he would welcome more Indian companies to explore opportunities to join hands with members of Russoft.

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