Anti-China sentiment may not be favourable, say Indian smartphone makers

Most Indian smartphone makers were relegated following the entry of Chinese companies in the last few years, while others turned into OEM suppliers for the overseas firms, industry experts said

India's handset industry may go past the 300-mn unit mark in 2019

Lava International Ltd, another Indian company, said the anger among people against China and its products will not translate into more business for the firm

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Indian smartphone makers are not too hopeful over prospects of a reversal in fortunes due to the current anti-Chinese sentiments triggered by the Sino- India border tension, insisting that low-cost funding is the need of the hour to take on foreign rivals.

There have been calls for boycott of Chinese products from several quarters following the Ladakh clash that left 20 Indian Army personnel dead.

"The early trends are exciting. But, Indian handset makers need low-cost funds to counter the deep-pocketed Chinese companies," Executive Director of the Jaina Group, which owns the 'Karbonn' brand, Abhishek Garg, told PTI.

First Published: Jun 22 2020 | 6:40 PM IST

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