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Elon Musk announces India visit later this month

Discussions between PM Modi, Musk likely over Tesla’s manufacturing plans in India
01:32 AM Apr 13, 2024 IST | SURINDER SINGH OBEROI
elon musk announces india visit later this month
Elon Musk announces India visit in late April --- File Photo
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New Delhi, Apr 12: Elon Musk’s announcement of an impending visit to India to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stirred anticipation in both business and political circles.

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The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has confirmed his plans to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, signalling potential major developments, particularly in India’s electric vehicle (EV) sector.

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Scheduled to commence on April 21st, Musk’s two-day visit to the country is poised to be a watershed moment, marked by a flurry of high-profile engagements and significant announcements.

According to the media, among the anticipated revelations are Musk’s intentions to introduce the Starlink service and unveil investment plans ranging between $2 billion to $3 billion, underscoring his commitment to India’s tech and automotive landscape.

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Beyond his tête-à-tête with Prime Minister Modi, Musk is slated to engage with top government officials and industry leaders, to explore collaborative ventures and chart the course for Tesla’s strategic foray into the Indian market.

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This meeting marks a crucial juncture in Musk’s ongoing efforts to navigate regulatory barriers, particularly regarding import duties on EVs, a longstanding hurdle hindering Tesla’s entry into the Indian market.

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India’s recent move to slash import taxes on EVs for global manufacturers committing to significant investments and local production within three years signals a propitious moment for Tesla’s potential market entry.

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Musk’s visit strategically coincides with India’s national elections, presenting an opportune backdrop to underscore Prime Minister Modi’s pro-business agenda and bolster India’s standing as a preferred investment destination.

Central to the discussions between Prime Minister Modi and Musk will be Tesla’s proposed manufacturing plans in India, poised to catalyse the nation’s EV ecosystem and amplify its contribution to sustainable mobility solutions.

During Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the United States in June last year, Elon Musk had the opportunity to meet with him. During their meeting, Musk shared his intentions to visit India in 2024 and discussed the impending entry of Tesla into the Indian market.

The anticipation surrounding the visit underscores its pivotal role in shaping India’s economic trajectory and fostering strategic partnerships with global innovators. For Tesla, the Indian market represents a pivotal frontier amidst challenges such as dwindling sales in key markets like the US and China.

Against the backdrop of India’s economic growth and manufacturing prowess, Musk’s visit assumes paramount significance, heralding a new era of collaboration and innovation in the country’s automotive landscape.

As India consolidates its position as the world’s fifth-largest economy, Musk’s visit and Tesla’s potential investments portend far-reaching implications for India’s technological evolution and economic resilience.

The outcomes of Musk’s deliberations with Prime Minister Modi are poised to redefine India’s automotive narrative and shape its strategic alliances with leading global players in the electric mobility space.

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