whats the project,
budget and especially what exactly do you need done?
I do freelance stuff and forever repairing 'offshore' nightmares caused by dodgy developing companies.
the trick is to 'go local' so you can catch up with them as talking directly face to face answers many questions.
always remember the magic word 'no'
if you dont like the developer?, then ask another
at the end of the day its your money
keep in mind....most developers in aust will not do indian rates and this is because your getting better quality.
if you want cheap?
try themeforest and by a template