NEW DELHI: Huawei Chairwoman Madam Sun Yafang met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today and discussed the crucial role of the ICT sector in the government’s ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India’ initiatives.
At a session attended by several Chinese company CEOs, Madam Sun said, “We are confident about India’s tremendous potential for economic development. Huawei will continue to be an enabler for Digital India, a key contributor to the country’s economy, and a responsible corporate citizen, bringing socio-economic value to India to support the government’s agenda.”
The Indian Prime Minister is visiting China for the first time.
India is one of global strategic markets for the company. As a global ICT solutions provider, Huawei provides ICT technologies and innovation-led product design and development and is serving India’s major telecom operators to help the country build world-class ICT infrastructure. Huawei is a partner in the government’s Digital India initiative, a release said.
Since the establishment of its Indian subsidiary in 1999, Huawei has worked with local telecom operators to provide services to 300 million Indian customers. It has also provided online education for over 100,000 students in 1,500 schools in India to help them better connect with the world.
The company has been operating in India for 16 years and also employs more than 5,700 people there, 92% of whom are local. Huawei’s Indian operations include a manufacturing unit in Chennai, a Global Resource Center and a Global Network Operation Center in Bangalore.