Mumbai attack - outsourcing impact

Is India still regarded as a safe place for offshore call centres and software development? Following the attacks in Mumbai today, which targetted UK and US citizens, the two biggest India stock markets have shut down. The Foreign Office has recommended people avoid travelling to India unless absolutely necessary.

A representative of leading Indian outsourcer, Tata Consulting Services, told Computer Weekly he has just cancelled his trip to Mumbai due to the attack.

What do you think? How safe is outsourcing to India, given the current climate.

And will you be cancelling your travel plans to India? If so let us know by adding a comment to this blog.

We have pulled together a Twitter feed for latest updates from Mumbai terrorist attacks – see below.