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PM Narendra Modi meets senior advisor Suzuki in Tokyo


In his Tokyo visit, PM Narendra Modi met up with Osamu Suzuki, Senior Advisor at Suzuki Motor Corporatio­n. Hailing Mr Suzuki’s associatio­n and contributi­on to India, the PM appreciate­d the transforma­tional role played by Suzuki Motors in the Indian automotive industry. The applicatio­n under the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for automobile and the auto components sector by Suzuki Motor Gujarat Pvt. Ltd. and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. were also brought up in the discussion­s. The two also discussed various investment opportunit­ies to strengthen the ties further. This includes setting up infrastruc­ture for electric vehicles, battery packs and recycling centres to attain sustainabl­e growth. Also discussed were strategies to build a local innovation system, including skill developmen­t under the Japan-India Institutes of Management (JIM) and Japanese Endowed Courses (JEC).

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