India's ambitions to become a smartphone-making powerhouse are foundering over a lack of skilled labour and part suppliers along with a complex tax regime, industry executives say. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has championed a manufacturing drive, under the slogan 'Make in India', to boost the sluggish economy and create millions of jobs. Among the headline-grabbing details was a plan to eventually make Apple iPhones in India. Three years on, as executives and bureaucrats crowded into a Delhi convention centre for an inaugural mobile congress last week, India has ...
Smartphones made in India? Manufacturing ambition hits hurdles
The ambition is foundering over a lack of skilled labour and part suppliers along with a complex tax regime