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India Will be “Significantly Ahead” of China in Key Technologies, Says IT Minister

India's Electronics and Information Technology Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said he's confident his country will pull ahead of China on semiconductor technology within the next ten years. Leon Neal / POOL / AFP

With Apple and other global technology companies moving some of their production out of China to other countries in Asia, there’s a growing interest in whether a country like India, for example, is well positioned to rival China’s dominance in tech manufacturing one day.

India’s heavily regulated economy has always been a challenge for foreign investors, but that’s not going to get in the way of the country’s rapid advance in key technologies like semiconductors, according to Electronics and Information Technology Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

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