I was more concerned about India than China.
I disagree with people who try to belittle my country's genuine achievements (not pointing to you, gunnut), feel that due to the myriad social problems that we have, we don't have a right to excel in any high-tech field which are supposedly a turf of some exclusive countries as per them.
We will decide what works for us. We may definitely use the learnings from others but we need to decide our development model.
And I don't think we should aim for any kind of competition with the west. They have a 100 year lead or more. We need to be pragmatic but firm and think long term. The gap will narrow over time and you will see more and more innovation coming out of my country. It has already started in a trickle.
Yup it got a bit off-topic. The thread got derailed, now its time to get it back on the rails as it were.