Sorry for the late reply. I am currently away from IIT Kanpur and was not able to make the necessary changes. We maintain the arch linux mirror at mirror.cse.iitk.ac.in.
We will now be syncing from one of the Trier 1 mirrors. I have send a mail to one of the admins rsync://rsync.gtlib.gatech.edu/archlinux/" I will start the cronjob once I get a go-ahead from them.
By the way I noticed in the mirror listing at http://www.archlinux.de/?page=MirrorStatus that our http mirrors response time is of the order of 6 seconds whereas our ftp server seems to be doing much better. (0.52).
I noticed that some mirrors have comparable response time for both http and ftp and in some cases the situation is reverse. Am I reading too much into these figures or is there some special reason for this?