This week, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) joint secretary Sanjay Rakesh is off to Taiwan to woo cellphone component manufacturers. He’s asking them to set up shop in India. And the poster child for his pitch will be South Korean electronics major Samsung. The company has, after all, just set up its largest-ever plant in India, outstripping its operations in China and Vietnam. By 2020, this plant will allow Samsung to churn out 120 million smartphones a year, more than double its current capacity of 68 million. Samsung already has a plant in Noida, which has been churning smartphones since 2007.
Samsung bets big, but will Made in India smartphones take off?
By 2020, Samsung will make 120 million phones in India every year. To become a smartphone manufacturing hub, though, India needs to do a lot more
Samsung is setting up its largest smartphone manufacturing facility in India
By 2020, Samsung will make 120 million smartphones annually in India
The Indian government’s policies have helped deter imports and encourage local manufacturing
India's export policy will be crucial if India is to truly become a hub for smartphone manufacturing