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Google expands operation to India
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Google is looking for 'really great engineers'
The popular internet search engine, Google, is planning to open a research centre in India, reports say.

It will open an engineering research and development base early next year, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The unit will be based in the southern city of Bangalore, known as India's Silicon Valley.

It will be the first such centre for the company outside the United States - most of its other 21 offices around the world deal with sales.

"We just want more really great engineers," senior Google official, Wayne Rosing, was quoted as saying in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

"It's clear there are a significant number of really talented computer scientists in India."


Google, which is based in Mountain View United States, at present employs engineers at its headquarters and in New York and Santa Monica, California.

In addition it has 21 offices around the world, most of which are sales offices.

More than 1,000 people work at Google, half of them in technical or engineering related jobs.

Silicon Valley, Bangalore
Bangalore's has developed its own 'Silicon Valley'

Mr Rosing said the company had been looking to expand the pool from which it selects employees with a background in engineering and computer sciences.

He added that he had been impressed by the available talent during a tour of India.

"It's clear India is going to be a major player," he said.

Several American and European firms have been outsourcing its business to India, in a move that has raised concerns back home.

Google has also been in the news recently because of reports that it is considering going public next year.

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