Tim Cook will visit India to meet prime minister Modi and announce Apple's expansion plans in the country


Apple CEO Tim Cook certainly knows how to mix work and travel. After settling in China, where Apple recently made a billion-dollar investment in local Uber competitor Didi Chuxing, Cook will fly over to India for a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

This isn't the first time the two are meeting, for Modi visited the Silicon Valley last year and met top tech executives, including Tim Cook. The two discussed the 'Make in India' program, a government initiative for motivating local and global companies to manufacture their products in India.

The head of Apple will visit several cities in the country and announce the company's plans for expanding its business in India and catering towards its Indian customers. Among the things Cook is expected to announce are a startup accelerator program, three Apple Stores scheduled to open within the next 18 months, and new jobs positions like Maps engineers and sales consultants.

Shipping 800,000 devices in India during the fourth quarter of 2015, Apple is aware of India's importance as a market. However, the company had problems convincing the government for permission to import and sell refurbished iPhones in the price-conscious country.

source: CNET

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