Apple: Apple chief Tim Cook meets PM Modi, ministers in Delhi, promises biz expansion, doubling of jobs – Times of India

New Delhi: After business engagements in Mumbai, Apple CEO Tim Cook reached the national capital on Wednesday and met PM Modi and his ministerial colleagues, Ashwini Vaishnav And Rajeev Chandrasekhar. He promised to double the workforce by hiring 2 lakh workers over the next few years – some directly and mostly through contract manufacturers – growing operations, expanding its manufacturing set-up as well as job creation. Highlighted the efforts of the company for
Cook, who inaugurated the company’s first self-owned store in Mumbai on Tuesday, will open the second store in Delhi on Thursday, after which he is likely to leave the country.


Apple CEO Tim Cook meets PM Modi, backs India for success

after meeting PM cook Said that the company’s engagements in India were also aligned with the larger social goals of the Government of India. “Thank you PM @narendramodi for the warm welcome. We share your vision of technology’s positive impact on India’s future, from education and developers to manufacturing and environment, we are committed to grow and invest across the country,” he said in a tweet along with pictures of their meeting. Said.
The PM replied: “Great to meet you, @tim_cook! Happy to exchange views on a wide range of topics and highlight the tech-driven changes happening in India.
After the meeting with the PM, Cook went on to meet Communications and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, where he spoke about the company’s expansion plans, business operations so far and its desire to create more manufacturing jobs through its vendors.

You can't miss the highlights of Apple's first India store, including a surprise for Tim Cook


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In a tweet on the matter, Vaishnav said, “Met with @tim_cook, CEO, Apple. Discussed deepening Apple’s engagement in India in manufacturing, electronics exports, app economy, skilling, sustainability and job creation, especially for women. Jointly building a long term and strong relationship.
Sources said the Apple CEO highlighted that the company created around 1 lakh jobs through its manufacturing partners in India in the last 24 months, but this time the same number of jobs (double the headcount) in a shorter period. hope to make.
And while acknowledging the government’s role in supporting electronics manufacturing in the country, including Production Linked Incentive (PLI) schemes, Cook urged policy stability to be maintained, while continuing to take proactive measures towards the component eco-system Go

BKC Apple Store customer surprises Tim Cook with his Mac Classic machine


BKC Apple Store customer surprises Tim Cook with his Mac Classic machine

The government is understood to have assured the Apple boss of assistance in skilling under the Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya model as per the requirements of the company.
Minister of State for IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that apart from local manufacturing, Cook also discussed the need to further increase exports from India, over the estimated $5.5 billion it is believed to export in 2022-23.
“It was a pleasure meeting @tim_cook CEO, @Apple and their team to engage in Apple’s strategic and long-term partnership with and in India’s digital journey. We discussed deepening and broadening manufacturing, exports, skill development of youth, app n innovation economy and job creation,” tweeted Chandrasekhar.
Apart from political meetings, Cook also spent relatively leisurely time in the capital as he visited the Crafts Museum and the famous Lodhi Art District. “Delhi’s Lodhi Arts District is a remarkable public space. Congratulations to St+art India Foundation and so many wonderful artists for capturing Indian life so powerfully. and thanks Dattaraj Naik Let me show you how you design your murals on the iPad,” tweeted the 62-year-old CEO.
He also visited the National Crafts Museum and Handicraft Academy. “I could spend the whole day at the National Crafts Museum and Handicraft Academy. From ancient and vibrant textiles to impossibly intricate wood carvings, it showcased India’s deep – and deeply beautiful – craft culture,” he tweeted along with pictures of the museum.