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PLI scheme: Lava seeks to reboot with first locally made smartphone

Wishes to cash in on geopolitical situation, hopes anti-China sentiment will work in its favour

PLI scheme | Lava International | Electronics manufacturing

Surajeet Das Gupta  |  New Delhi 

Hari Om Rai, chairman and founder of Lava International
Hari Om Rai, chairman and founder of Lava International

Hari Om Rai’s tryst with the mobile devices business began when LG Electronics offered him a pan-India distributorship for selling its mobile phones. The deal did not materialise, but after dabbling in selling fixed-line wireless phones with Chinese giant BBK for a while, Rai made his big move. In 2009, he roped in some partners and co-founded to manufacture mobile devices.



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First Published: Thu, January 07 2021. 06:10 IST