Tim Cook India

Apple CEO Tim Cook held a meeting on Saturday with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the meeting, Modi asked Cook if Apple could open a manufacturing plant in his country.

Modi met with Cook as part of the prime minister's tour of the Silicon Valley area this weekend. The Times of India stated:

"The Prime Minister (in his meeting with Cook) said he would like Apple to start manufacturing in India. He mentioned the huge opportunities India offered," Ministry of external affairs spokesman Vikas Swarup told reporters.

"Cook responded positively. I think India does fits into his long term plans. He particularly was interested in the whole App development economy, which he said could be a very very important factor for entrepreneurship where individual app developers can just become part of the app universe," he said.

The spokesperson also said that Cook told Modi that India itself had a special place for Apple due to the fact that its co-founder Steve Jobs visited India beforehand. Cook said that Jobs received inspiration from that trip to India that helped him to create Apple.

Source: Times of India