- Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has asked Apple Inc to set up a research & development facility in India, even as the iconic brand increases focus on the country.
- Prasad suggested that the Cupertino-based company deepen its presence in the country.
- “Apple has a very strong presence in India despite having no manufacturing or R&D facility. I welcome them to explore India in a big way and have requested them to open an R&D base here,” Prasad said after his meeting with Reynolds.
- The minister has also told Apple that the government will be willing to help the company attain more benefits, in addition to the incentives currently offered by the central government, a person privy to the meeting said separately.
- The Apple representative is believed to have told the minister that the company was excited about the Digital India initiative and was keenly observing the space.