I've been to India.
Their ongoing cost-cutting habits there amazed and amused me to no end...
India seems to be similar to BD with no design/ construction standards/ rules set by the Delhi govt. States and below them the local govt offices go "His his, whose whose ways". Contractors do as they like.
We live after all in South Asia without proper education, discipline, and standardization.
However, you will be surprised to know one Indian company named "Dastur Engineering Consultants" (?) was a consultant in a huge Libyan Misurata Steel Mills construction project. It was appointed by the parent govt company, EBISCO.
I still hold dear the design and construction specifications for civil and architecture
that Dastur compiled for this project. Not only Kobe Steel from Japan, but also a big German steel company, and an Italian company was also doing construction works there (separate sites). It was a heavily funded big project of Gaddafi.
I worked on this project for Kobe Steel for more than 13 months. After my experience with Dastur, I will not generalize Indian engineers as bad.