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Cook meets Modi, explores manufacturing, retailing in India

Cook not only shared Apple\'s future plans for India but also appreciated the breadth of young talent in the country

Published: 21st May 2016 06:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st May 2016 07:45 PM   |  A+A-

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with CEO, Apple, Tim Cook during a meeting in New Delhi on Saturday. | PTI

By IANS

NEW DELHI: Breaking his silence on being an integral part of the Make in India initiative, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed at length with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the possibilities of manufacturing and retailing Apple devices in the country as the two met here on a sweltering hot Saturday.

Cook not only shared Apple's future plans for India but also appreciated the breadth of young talent in the country, saying the youth here have significant skills which Apple would like to tap.

The 55-year-old head of Cupertino-based tech giant told Modi about the immense potential for "app-development" that exists in the country, elaborating on the Map Development Centre that Apple is setting up in Hyderabad, a statement from Prime Minister's Office said.

"He appreciated the prime minister’s initiatives in ease of doing business,” the statement added.


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