Directions: Questions 5 & 6 relate to the paragraphs given below:
At the peak of the Battle of Britain, Winston Churchill said in the Commons on August 20, 1940, that â€œnever
in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so fewâ€. Little did he then know how a
majority of Indians would echo his sentiments, fifty years on, about 1.2 million of their compatriots. The
latter have catapulted India into the international hi-tech orbit, lifting the contribution of the services sector
in gross domestic product (GDP) to 52% â€“ leaving industry and agriculture jostling for space in the rear.
The latest is that software and Information Technology (IT) services are expected to account for 7.7% of
GDP by 2008, with software exports of around $ 87 billion. That, in turn, should generate a demand for IT
hardware of $ 50 billion. The software industry employs more than 800,000 professionals with around
260,000 in software exports, 28,000 in the domestic software market, 280,000 in captive software user
organizations, and 245,000 in the ITESâ€“BPO sector. In fact, it has been planned to reach a teledensity of
9 per hundred by 2007 for New Delhi, to attain which 90 million direct exchange lines would be needed!
That compares with just 20 million lines in 2000. Even Indiaâ€™s cellular phone market is growing and investments
exceeding Rs. 25,000 crore are expected in the next three years, with a subscriber base of 120 million by
The underlined sentence in the first paragraph implies that: