MAIT, the apex body representing India's IT hardware, training and R&D service sectors, will soon form an international cell to initiate dialogues with international manufacturing companies and seek their funding or support to make India the next manufacturing hub.
This international cell will be headed by Dr Alok Bhardwaj, the immediate past president of MAIT.
Speaking to The DQ Week, Dr Bhardwaj informed, "We would like to introduce the international manufacturing best practices to India, and this international cell will be acting as a point of contact to start a dialogue with the companies which are interested to enter the Indian market and looking for local manufacturing capabilities."
MAIT wants to grow beyond the Indian IT market and government lobbying. They want to open their doors for international IT manufacturing companies too, which would help the Indian IT companies to focus on creating a vibrant domestic IT market and a robust manufacturing ecosystem.
"As I have just been moved from the president post, I will now be managing and heading this international cell to bring more opportunities for our members and work towards robust manufacturing capabilities," he said.
Moreover, recently, MAIT has got JV Ramamurthy, president, HCL Infosystems as the new president and Amar Babu, MD, Lenevo as its VP for the 2012-13 term.