What it provides is confidence--both to developer and end-user. Experienced/knowledgeable consultants are supposed to review current state, identify area of improvement/flaws and recommend solutions. They can help eliminate steps and dead-end paths upfront. They can also tell you if your design is sound.
No harm done. It's generally a good practice to get independent review, especially if you happen to be somewhat of a novice.
This is a fair explanation.
But I rarely make such sarcastic comments without being able to support them with thoughts of my own. I believe that Indians are so critical of our own people that outside opinions must be sought to prove that locals are not incompetent or traitors. We get "confidence" only when a foreigner puts his stamp on it
Jayalalitha was sick - so call in foreigners. She had nothing that could not be handled here and was handled very competently by a large number of very capable doctors and nurses. But the chap from Britain presumably "gave us confidence", After he gave his 2p presumably Indian doctors could look at others in the eye with confidence and say "The British doc, who has no axe to grind, also said xyz". That is the problem. We think every Indian has an axe to grind and is basically deceitful. This is how the Brits looked at us.
Mayawati gets a new hole ripped in the election and she says EVMs were rigged and "America does not use them"
Arjun vs T 90. Get the Israelis involved
Saras: ask the Germans
IJT: Ask the Brits
What are the results?
1. Jayalalitha is dead
2. Saras yet to fly again
3. Arjun limping towards the desert
4. IJT: Stalling but not spinning, or should I say "stalled, and in a spin"? But that is rhetoric
As a nation we are so sooo "balanced and neutral" , so "fair" and such good "world citizens" like Nehru that it is not enough to respect our own people. We genuinely believe that we can get confidence from external validation. How on earth can we ever export anything if we have so little confidence in our own? Even the jingos among us are brought up to subconsciously feel that we are always on the lower side of fair to middling. There is no pride in India and Indian capability.