Bangalore: N. R. Narayana Murthy, chairman and chief mentor of Infosys Technologies welcomed Vladimir V. Putin, president of The Russian Federation who visited the corporate headquarters of Infosys Technologies Limited, accompanied by a business delegation and the Russian media on December 5, 2004.
Welcoming the visitors, Murthy said, "Mr. Putin's visit to India is an affirmation of the special relationship between our two countries. India and Russia share several common values and have already successfully leveraged each other's strengths across various industry sectors. However, there are avenues that remain unexplored. In order to progress further, we must focus on greater co-operation between the two nations. This calls for open-mindedness and a careful analysis of the economic benefits for the two nations. As our bilateral relations expand in scope and depth, surely Information Technology will be one of the areas in which both countries can collaborate for talent and knowledge."
During the hour-long visit, Putin met with the senior management of the company. Nandan M. Nilekani, CEO, president and managing director, Infosys Technologies, provided an overview on the Indian IT industry and the company to president Putin and his group.
The visitors toured the Infosys campus including the company's Global Management Centre, which offers world-class facilities for infrastructure management to Infosys' clients. He also addressed a gathering of young Infoscions, in which he emphasised the need for India and Russia to work together on innovative new technologies.