Looks like Apple’s dreams of manufacturing in India are finally coming to fruition. While the Cupertino brand has long since been involved in discussions with the Indian government with regards to a new manufacturing unit in the country since a long time, the discussions seem to finally have come to a head. Apple had been long since known to have tied up with Japanese manufacturing giant Wistron for setting up a new manufacturing unit in India and the location was revealed at the start of the year. Apple has selected the region of Peenya in Bengaluru, Karnataka to set up their unit. While so far, there was no confirmed news of the same, the government of Karnataka has now welcomed Apple’s plan of setting up a facility in the state and confirmed the deal.Also Read - Good News! Apple iPhone 13 Gets Massive Price Cut Ahead of Diwali | Details

Apple had long since been scouting locations in India and the tech giant was said to have tied up with Foxconn, the largest Apple iPhone manufacturer to set up a facility in India. However, while Foxconn is coming to India and is said to set up a facility in Maharashtra, they will not be manufacturing Apple devices. The reason being Apple wanted an exclusive manufacturer and Foxconn has already signed a deal with other Chinese brands like Xiaomi, LeEco and even Huawei. Apple, apart from seeking an exclusive manufacturer in India was also looking at getting additional incentives for their new plant. The talks with the government so far have been with regards to theese financial incentives which Apple has been demanding before starting production. Also Read - Watch: Foxconn Unveils Three New EV With Up To 750 km Range

The Indian government has been looking at bringing in more and more international brands to start production in India and boost the economy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi even launched a Make in India scheme to bring in investors from international markets. While Apple has been demanding additional benfits, the government has been reluctant considering the benefits, if given to Apple, would then have to be extended to other companies manufacturing in India too. The last meeting which Apple had with the Indian government officials on January 23 yielded results as it has been since then that Apple has begun sharing more details of their plans. While it is still not known if the Indian government gave the desired benefits, the outlooks seems to be positive for Apple. Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 to be up for grabs on Mi.com in less than an hour. Are you ready? Also Read - Apple iPhone Maker Foxconn Unveils 3 Electric Vehicles

Government of Karnataka has welcomed Apple with a Press Statement that reads, “Apple’s representatives led by Ms. Priya Balasubramaniam, VP iPhone operations, Mr. Ali Khanafer (Head, Government Affairs), Mr.Dheeraj Chugh (Director, iphone operations) and Mr. Priyesh Povanna (Country Counsel) met with Ministers and officials of Government of Karnataka and had positive discussions about the initiatives in manufacturing and possible collaborations with state Government in other areas. Apple’s intentions to manufacture in Bengaluru will foster cutting edge technology eco system and supply chain development in the state, which are critical for India to compete globally.” Talking to Firstpost, Apple commented, “We’ve been working hard to develop our operations in India and are proud to deliver the best products and services in the world to our customers here. We appreciate the constructive and open dialogue we’ve had with government about further expanding our local operations.”