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Nissan vows to work with Centre after seeking $770m from Indian govt

The company has reportedly dragged the Indian government to international arbitration seeking over $770 million

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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A man walks past the logo of Nissan Motor Co. at the company's showroom in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. Photo: Reuters

Japanese auto major today said it is committed to working with the Indian government to resolve a dispute over pending incentives to be given by the government.

The company has reportedly dragged the Indian government to international arbitration seeking over $770 million, which includes unpaid incentives, damages and interest costs among others.


When contacted a spokesperson did not deny the development.

"We are committed to working with the Government of India toward a resolution," the spokesperson said without specifying reasons for taking up such a step.

The spokesperson also did not comment on where the Japanese company has initiated the arbitration proceedings. According to a media report, had sent legal notice to Prime Minister last year on the issue.

"is proud to play a role in the Make in India effort and we have created over 40,000 jobs in India,directly and indirectly, and contributed to the economic growth of where we have invested around a billion dollars," the spokesperson said.

The Renault-alliance has set up a manufacturing plant in with an investment of around Rs 6,100 crore so far. It has a total capacity to produce 4.8 lakh units per year.

The automotive group was offered various sops, including tax incentives by government to set up the plant in the state.

According to the report, the state government has not paid incentives due in 2015 to the company, which had also taken up the matter with the Centre for intervention.

First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 14:35 IST
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