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India’s Tata group in talks with Wistron to assemble iPhones – Bloomberg News

A man walks past a Tata sign outside their offices in London, Britain March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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NEW DELHI, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Indian conglomerate Tata Group is in talks with Taiwanese supplier Wistron Corp (3231.TW) to establish a joint venture to assemble Apple’s (AAPL.O) iPhones in India, Bloomberg News reported on Friday.

The venture would be the Indian salt-to-software group’s latest push into technology manufacturing as it taps Wistron’s expertise in product development, supply chain and assembly, Bloomberg added, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

Cupertino, California-headquartered Apple has bet big on India since it began iPhone assembly in the country in 2017 via Wistron and later with Foxconn (2317.TW), in line with the Indian government’s push for local manufacturing.

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