INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT

     This Indemnification Agreement ("Agreement") is made as of this day of
     _______________, 199__ by and between Satyam Infoway Limited, an Indian
     Company (the "Company"), and ____________________________ ("Indemnitee").

          WHEREAS, the Company is issuing its American Depositary Shares through
a registered public offering in the United States, and as a result, Indemnitee
will be exposed to litigation risks arising from claims that may be made under
U.S. laws;

          WHEREAS, the Company and Indemnitee recognize the increasing
difficulty in obtaining directors' and officers' liability insurance, the
significant increases in the cost of such insurance and the general reductions
in the coverage of such insurance;

          WHEREAS, Indemnitee does not regard the current protection available
as adequate under the present circumstances, and Indemnitee and other officers
and directors of the Company may not be willing to continue to serve as officers
and directors without additional protection; and

          WHEREAS, the Company will benefit from going public in the United
States and esires to attract and retain the services of highly qualified
individuals, such as Indemnitee, to serve as officers and directors of the
Company and to indemnify its officers and directors so as to provide them with
the maximum protection permitted by law.

          NOW, THEREFORE, the Company and Indemnitee hereby agree as follows:

          1.  Indemnification.
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              (a) Third Party Proceedings. The Company shall indemnify
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Indemnitee if Indemnitee is or was a party or is threatened to be made a party
to any threatened, pending or completed action or proceeding arising under the
laws of the united States or any state thereof (other than an action in the
right of the Company) by reason of the fact that Indemnitee is or was a
director, officer, employee or agent of the company or any subsidiary of a the
Company, or by reason of any action or in action on the part of Indemnitee while
an officer or director, against expenses (including attorneys' fees), judgments,
fines and amounts paid in settlement (if such settlement is approved in advance
by the Company, which approval shall not be unreasonable withheld) actually and
reasonably incurred by Indemnitee in connection with such action or proceeding
if Indemnitee acted without intentional misconduct or gross negligence.

              (b) Proceedings in the Right of the Company.  The Company shall
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indemnify Indemnitee if Indemnitee was or is a party or is threatened to be made
a party to any threatened, pending or completed action or proceeding in the
right of the Company to procure a judgment in its favor by reason of the fact
that Indemnitee is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the Company
or any Subsidiary of the Company by reason of any action or inaction on the part
of Indemnitee while an officer or director such expenses (including attorneys'
fees)
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actually and reasonably incurred by Indemnitee in connection with such
action or proceeding is such action or proceeding is adjudged in favor of
Indemnitee.

              (c) Scope.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement,
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Indemnitee shall be entitled to such indemnification, reimbursement and the like
only to the extent permitted under Indian law.

              (d) Nonexclusivity. The indemnification provided by this Agreement
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shall not be deemed exclusive of any rights to which Indemnitee may be entitled
under any other agreement to which Indemnitee is a party. The indemnification
provided under this Agreement shall continue as to Indemnitee for any action
taken or not taken while serving in an indemnified capacity even though he may
have ceased to serve in such capacity at the time of any action or other covered
proceeding.

          2.  Indemnification Procedure.
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              (a) Notice/Cooperation by Indemnitee.  Indemnitee shall, as a
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condition precedent to his right to be indemnified under this Agreement, give
the Company notice in writing as soon as practicable of any claim made against
Indemnitee for which indemnification will or could be sought under this
Agreement.  Notice tot he Company shall be directed to the Managing Director of
the Company at the address shown on the signature page of this Agreement (or
such other address as the Company shall designate in writing to Indemnitee).  In
addition, Indemnitee shall give the Company such information and cooperation as
it may reasonably require and as shall be within Indemnitee's power.

              (b) Procedure. Any indemnification provided for in Section 1 shall
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be made no later than forty-five (45) days after receipt of the written request
of Indemnitee. If a claim under this Agreement, under any statute, or under any
provision of the Company's Articles of Association or Memorandum of Association
providing for indemnification, is not paid in full by the Company within forty-
five (45) days after a written request for payment thereof has first been
received by the Company, Indemnitee may, but need not, at any time thereafter
bring an action against the Company to recover the unpaid amount of the claim
and, subject to Section 12 of this Agreement, Indemnitee shall also be entitled
to be paid for the expenses (including attorneys' fees) of bringing such action.
It shall be a defense to any such action (other than an action brought to
enforce a claim for expenses incurred in connection with any action or
proceeding in advance of its final disposition) that Indemnitee has not met the
standards of conduct which make it permissible under applicable law for the
company to indemnify Indemnitee for the amount claimed, but the burden of
proving such defense shall be on the Company and Indemnitee shall be entitled to
receive interim payments of expenses pursuant to Subsection 2(a) unless and
until such defense may be finally adjudicated by court or judgment from which no
further right of appeal exists.

          3.  Partial Indemnification.  If Indemnitee is entitled under any
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provision of this Agreement to the indemnification by the Company for some or a
portion of the expenses, judgments, fines or penalties actually or reasonably
incurred by him in the investigation, defense, appeal or settlement of any civil
action or proceeding, but not, however, for the total amount
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thereof, the Company shall nevertheless indemnify Indemnitee for the portion of
such expenses, judgments, fines or penalties to which Indemnitee is entitled.

          4.  Mutual Acknowledgment. Both the Company and Indemnitee
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acknowledge that in certain instances, applicable law or public policy may
prohibit the Company from indemnifying its directors and officers under this
Agreement or otherwise.  Indemnitee understands and acknowledges that the
Company has undertaken or may be required in the future to undertake with the
Securities and Exchange Commission or any other regulatory body to submit the
question of indemnification to a court in certain circumstances for a
determination of the Company is right under public policy to indemnify
Indemnitee.

          5.  Severability.  Nothing in this Agreement is intended to require or
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shall be construed as requiring the Company to do or fail to do any act in
violation of applicable law.  The Company's inability, pursuant to court order,
to perform its obligations under this Agreement shall not constitute a breach of
this Agreement.  The provisions of this Agreement shall be severable as provided
in this Section 5.  If this Agreement or any portion hereof shall be invalidated
on any ground by any court of competent jurisdiction, then the Company shall
nevertheless indemnify Indemnitee to the full extent permitted by any applicable
portion of this Agreement that shall not have been invalidated, and the balance
of this Agreement not so invalidated shall be enforceable in accordance with its
terms.

          6.  Construction of Certain Phrases.  For purposes of this Agreement,
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references to the "Company" shall include, in addition to the resulting company,
any constituent company (including any constituent of a constituent) absorbed in
a consolidation or merger which, if its separate existence had continued, would
have had power and authority to indemnify its directors, officers, employees or
agents, so that if Indemnitee is or was a director, officer, employee or agent
of such constituent company, or is or was serving at the request of such
constituent company as a director, officer, employee or agent of another
corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, Indemnitee
shall stand in the same position under the provisions of this Agreement with
respect to the resulting or surviving company as Indemnitee would have with
respect to such constituent company if its separate existence had continued.

          7.  Counterparts.  This Agreement may be executed in one or more
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counterparts, each of which shall constitute original.

          8.  Successors and Assigns.  This Agreement shall be binding upon the
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Company and its successors and assigns, and shall inure to the benefit of
Indemnitee and Indemnitee's estate, heirs, legal representatives and assigns.

          9.  Attorneys' Fees.  To the maximum extent provided for under Indian
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law, in the event that any action is instituted by Indemnitee under this
Agreement to enforce or interpret any of the terms hereof, Indemnitee shall be
entitled to be paid all court costs and expenses, including reasonable
attorneys' fees, incurred by Indemnitee with respect to such action, except for
the pro-rata amount of any such costs and expenses relating to material
assertions that, as a part of such action, the court of competent jurisdiction
determines were not made in good faith or were frivolous.  In the event of an
action instituted in the name of the Company under this Agreement or to enforce
or interpret any of the terms of this Agreement,
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Indemnitee shall be entitled to be paid all court costs and expenses, including
attorneys, fees, incurred by Indemnitee in defense of such action (including
with respect to Indemnitee's counterclaims and cross-claims made in such
action), except for the pro-rata amount of any such costs and expenses relating
to material assertions that, as a part of such action, the court determines were
not made in good faith or were frivolous.

          10.  Notice.  All notices, requests, demands and other communications
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under this Agreement shall be in writing.  Addresses for notice to either party
are as shown on the signature page of this Agreement, or as subsequently
modified by written notice.

          11.  Consent to Jurisdiction.  The Company and Indemnitee each hereby
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irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of the [_____________________], India
for all purposes in connection with any action or proceeding which arises out of
or relates to this Agreement and agree that any action instituted under this
Agreement shall be bought only in such courts.

          12.  Choice of Law.  This Agreement shall be governed by and its
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provisions construed in accordance with the laws of India.

          IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as
of the date first above written.

                                         SATYAM INFOWAY LIMITED

                                         By: __________________________

                                         Name: ________________________

                                         Title: _______________________

                                         Address:

                                         Maanasarovar Infoway Limited
                                         271-A, Anna Salai
                                         Teynonpet, Chennai  600 015
                                         India



AGREED TO AND ACCEPTED:

INDEMNITEE


(signature)
Address: __________________________
         __________________________

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