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domestic computer applications will enjoy the least priority, with all available manpower being devoted to the export effort. In this context, the liberalised import 'stock and sale' policy would only widen the gulf between domestic software requirements and the capabilities of the local industry. The DoE annual report mentions that four firms were licensed last year for stock and sale of standard software package from abroad. The easy availability of proven software from abroad would virtually eliminate whatever little incentive Indian companies had to venture into the high-value addition categories of standard software. The contribution of the domestic software industry would be confined to those interstices of the market, where software from abroad cannot penetrate.

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