Dr Ajay Kumar, second from right, helps launch the IAMAI report on Indian Mobile manufacturing
India poised to make the phones it consumes

New Delhi, August 3 2017:  India is second largest smartphone market in the world in terms of a number of users and is  poised to be number one in a few years
The demand  for handsets in India is met substantially by imports  -- the so called indigenous manufacture is mostly a matter of assembling imported semi-knocked down is largely met through imports.   But this is also changing and a report  from the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)  with Enixta Innovations released yesterday suggests that almost 96 percent  of mobile phones sold in India will be locally manufactured by 2020, compared to 67% last year.
Speaking at the launch event,  Dr Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, in the Department of Electronics and  Information Technology  said  the Internet economy is the biggest opportunity in India and with  the potential to be bigger than the IT services industry which  dominated the tech landcape for a decade.|
The report entitled "Indian Mobile Phone Market: Emerging Opportunities for fulfilling India's Digital Economy Dream"  puts the size of he domestic manufacturing industry at Rs 1.35 trillion ( Rs 135,000 crore) up from Rs  940 billion (94,000 crore) in 2016-17.