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Gates: Microsoft to Add 3,000 Jobs in India


The chairman of U.S. software giant Microsoft says his company plans to add 3,000 new jobs in India over the next few years.

Speaking at a forum of Indian business leaders in New Delhi Wednesday, Bill Gates said the company, which now employs around 4,000 professionals, will increase it to 7,000 over the next three to four years.

Microsoft Corporation outsources many of its services to India.

Mr. Gates, who arrived in New Delhi Tuesday, is to hold further talks with Indian business leaders and senior government officials.

The Microsoft chairman is also recognized as one of the world's leading philanthropists. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funds health and education programs for the poor in developing countries.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.