Sony considering manufacturing in India

Japanese electronics major Sony is "seriously" considering setting up a manufacturing unit in India in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' call.

"Of course, thanks to Modi's strong initiatives, somehow we have to cope with the country's direction and strategy. We are in talks as to how we can support country's direction. At this point of time, we do not have any specific comment.

We are seriously studying as how can we reply to PM's requirements," Sony India managing director Kenichiro Hibi told PTI when asked if the company was pursuing plans to set up a manufacturing plant in the country.

However, he declined further information about the time and scale of investment in the new unit.

When asked whether it can happen in the next two years, he said, "Definitely yes, we would have to make something in such a time span."

At this moment, "we do not have any specific comment on it. But yes it is and we are thinking it very seriously," he told PTI.