NEW DELHI – Apple CEO Tim Cook has met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking Apple’s support for his “Digital India” initiative focusing on e-education, health and increasing farmers’ incomes.
A government statement says Modi and Cook also discussed cybersecurity and data encryption Saturday in New Delhi. Modi suggested that Cook help the global community cope with the challenges of cybercrime.
Cook, who arrived in India on Tuesday and is winding down his visit, shared with Modi his company’s plans for the country. The statement said he spoke of the potential for the manufacturing and retailing of Apple products in India, and the possibilities for app development in the country.
Apple has just a 2 per cent share of the smartphone market in India, one of the world’s fastest-growing smartphone markets.