Apple CEO Tim Cook meets PM Modi, says committed to investing across the country
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday evening met Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook in New Delhi.
Thank you Prime Minister @narendramodi for the warm welcome. We share your vision of the positive impact technology can make on India’s future — from education and developers to manufacturing and the environment, we’re committed to growing and investing across the country. pic.twitter.com/xRSjc7u5Ip
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 19, 2023
Cook, who is on India visit, on Tuesday, launched Apple’s retail store in Mumbai, the first one in the country after 25 years when the technology company started selling its products and services in the country through partners.
An absolute delight to meet you, @tim_cook! Glad to exchange views on diverse topics and highlight the tech-powered transformations taking place in India. https://t.co/hetLIjEQEU
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 19, 2023
Apple will be launching its second store–in Delhi’s Saket–on Thursday.
Apple’s maiden retail store in the country has been a subject of great speculation since at least 2019 when Indian policymakers warmed up to the idea of welcoming foreign direct investment in single-brand retail.
The permissions to allow such stores have come with riders like mandates on local sourcing in the final finished goods.