It was in 1988, that the Indian Govt. established Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC). They were given a budget of Rs 30 crore (which was the cost required to purchase and import a super computer from USA, if allowed) and a time duration of 3 years to create India’s own super computer.
In 1991, India created it’s own super computer: PARAM 8000, which surpassed several other super computers of that time; and directly placed us behind USA in terms of supercomputing power.

Last year, PARAM Super computers were declared as world’s most power efficient systems; and in 2013, 4 supercomputers were ranked in World’s fastest 100 super computers.