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Success stories of the 'Make in India' campaign
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Success stories of the 'Make in India' campaign

Some of the recent advancements related to the response the Government has got related to the "Make in India" campaign started by the PM Narendra Modi and Co. are :

Fiat plans for 'Make in India'- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has come up with a plan to manufacture a range of C-segment Jeep brand premium sports utility vehicles in India and export these SUVs to countries such as Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. This manufacturing (export) unit is likely to be up and running within a year and shall bring in an investment of about USD 230-380 Million.

Airbus - Airbus Group aims to increase its sourcing of aerospace parts from Indian companies to $2 billion in the next five years, the company informed Mr. Modi, as it seeks to diversify its supplier base and tap low-cost suppliers worldwide.

Hitachi has agreed to set up a Bup auto-component plant in and some reports say that Huawei will invest 170 million dollars to set up RnD center here in India.

Google is re-committing to its Android One project, which hopes to enable the creation and sale of Android phones in India, priced at under $50. Android One is "at the heart of a massive investment push by the technology group to increase internet access and develop new products suitable for India's potentially vast internet market."

Apple is trying to push harder into India. The story noted that India had been a "low priority" for Apple, but that the company's third quarter this year saw a 93 percent increase in iPhone sales in India.

China

1. Xiaomi, the red-hot Chinese manufacturer of smartphones, said it would now begin manufacturing the phones it sells in India within the country. Those phones will be built in partnership with Foxconn, one of Apple's most important manufacturing partners, which had announced two days earlier a pact to spend $5 billion building new manufacturing facilities in India.

2. Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi debuted the Redmi 2 Prime in India . The device, which will cost about $100, will be the company's first product assembled in India.

3. "Harbin Electric would like to bring more light to India, take advantage of Make in India," said Harbin Electric Chairman Zou Lei.

Sweden - Swedish companies such as Tetrapak, Scania, Ericsson, and Volvo India have committed to successfully participating in Make in India and strengthening their decade old relationship with the Indian manufacturing sector.

Defence Sector

PM Modi's 'Make in India' attracts 330 foreign companies at Aero-India 2015.Baba Kalyani, Bharat Forge also said that the Foreign companies very keen on 'Make in India' in defence space:

Germany- German defence major TKMS has said it will be participating in the Project-75I and is ready to offer HDW Class 214 boat and has promised that it will be in line with the "Make in India" initiative.

Japan- Japan might bid for P-75I as the Indian side is keen on the Japanese participation in the submarine building programme. Japan's Soryu-class conventional attack submarines which are a 4,200-tonne have garnered interest in India with Australia too in talks with the Japan.

Spain-Spain's Navantia is ready to offer its expertise in design and construction for India's P-75I. It is also part of the Scorpene India Consortium along with France.

France- France has already been part of the P-75 project as it helps Indians build Scorpene boats on their shipyards. However, P-75I subs will be bigger than the 1800-ton Scorpene class being built.

Russia-Russia has said that it will be offering India Rubin Amur 1650 class submarines to India. This boat is a low-noise, 20 knots speed and is designed for both anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare.

The developments are a sign that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" campaign is starting to pay off.

 
 
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