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Globalisation can't be done away with Swadeshi slogans: Skanray Tech chief

In a Q&A, Vishwaprasad Alva, founder and managing director, Skanray Technologies, explains why trying to lure companies moving out of China to India could prove counterproductive

Vishwaprasad Alva

Vishwaprasad Alva

Sohini Das Mumbai
With the Covid-19 pandemic wreaking havoc and imports drying out, India has been looking inwards to step up the production of ventilator machines. India's leading ventilator exporter Skanray Technologies forged new partnerships and toned-down production of other equipment to rise to the cause. Speaking to Sohini Das, Vishwaprasad Alva, the firm's founder, and managing director speaks of the current challenges that lie before the industry.         

Q. What was the domestic demand for ventilators before the pandemic?

A. Domestic purchases of ventilators in India were about 10,000 units a year, of which 9,000 were imported and the

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First Published: May 25 2020 | 5:10 PM IST

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