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India's Ministry of State for Electronics & Information Technology released a report this week exploring how the subcontinent might increase electronics production by roughly 400 percent and exports by an ambitious 750 percent by 2026. "The government is laser-focused on achieving the target of $300 billion electronic …

  1. JakeMS

    Should we expect?

    This is probably great for india's connectivity also! I hope we can expect quadruple the phone calls from "Microsoft Support" that need to help us remove a virus and BT to correct our broadband packages!

    I love getting those messages, it's quite amusing when you confuse them by saying you don't use BT or Microsoft Windows!

    1. steelpillow Silver badge

      Re: Should we expect?

      Far more amusing if you don't let on!

  2. adam 40 Silver badge

    Still no increase?

    Didn't they say this 2 or 3 years ago?

    Nothing happened?

  3. Roland6 Silver badge

    "prioritize exports"

    Can't see the Conservatives doing this over here, after having effectively ripped up all our major trade deals...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "prioritize exports"

      And what does that have to do with India? Hmmm.

  4. fxkeh

    Why India?

    I can understand why the Indian government want to copy the success of the electronics manufacturing of their neighbours, but what is going to attract multinationals to choose India over other countries? And/or lead Indian companies to beat well established foreign competitors in global markets? Any current success seems to have been achieved by "encouraging" that electronics for domestic consumption are made in India (tariffs, subsidies, localization requirements, etc) - and attempting to push out foreign companies (tax affairs of Xiaomi, etc) - rather than any inherent advantages in Indian manufacturing. If you want to win at exports, rather than nationalism, you need to be a better choice than your neighbours.

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