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Fearing tighter US visa regime, Indian IT firms rush to hire, acquire

They are also turning to higher-tech services such as automation, cloud computing and AI platforms

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Indian companies including Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys and Wipro have long used H1-B skilled worker visas to fly computer engineers to the US, their largest overseas market, temporarily to service clients.

Bengaluru

ANTICIPATING a more protectionist US technology visa programme under a Donald Trump administration, India's US$150 billion IT services sector will speed up acquisitions in the United States and recruit more heavily from college campuses there.

Indian companies including