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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

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

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 ...

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First Published: Tue, October 03 2017. 00:10 IST
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