Tim Cook is set to continue his tour of Asia this week, with a second stop in India.
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(CCM) — According to new reports, the Apple CEO will be leaving Beijing to fly to India this week, marking his first visit to the country as the head of the company. Cook is expected to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and hopes to revive sluggish iPhone sales in the region. According to sources familiar with the matter, Cook will likely meet with Modi near the end of his visit to India, as the CEO will be stopping in multiple cities across the country. Reuters reports that Cook will also meet with employees and partners during his time in India. Cook may make an announcement on Apple's plans for the region during his visit. Apple declined to provide details on Cook's itinerary in India.
While this marks Cook's first visit to India as Apple's CEO, Cook and Modi have met before. Cook met the Prime Minister last year during the latter's visit to Silicon Valley. At the time, the two had discussed local manufacturing plants under the "Make in India" initiative. Apple's manufacturing partner, Foxconn, is already operating in India and has reportedly been scouting for an Apple manufacturing base in Maharashtra, a state in the western part of India. While Apple is reportedly looking into expanding its presence in India, the Indian government recently rejected the company's proposal to import and sell refurbished iPhones for a discounted price in the region.
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