By  Dr. Ajai Chowdhry, Co-Founder HCL, Chairman EPIC Foundation and Chairman-Mission Governing Board, National Quantum

“The re-appointment of Ashwini Vaishnaw as Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology is a welcome step and will help the industry to continue in its mission to make the country a global hub for electronics product design and manufacturing. An architect for the semiconductor manufacturing movement of the country, Minister Vaishnaw has played an instrumental role in creating a well-oiled ecosystem enabling exports of electronics from India.

Further, the induction of Jitin Prasada as Minister of State at MeitY is only expected to bolster the industry. With an immense wealth of knowledge and experience having been on several Govt. committees including IT and Communications, I am sure he will be able to offer a fresh perspective and direction to foster growth for the sector. This is a very exciting time for India as the world watches us open up the sector for investments. The next five years will play a decisive role in shaping the next few decades for electronics product design and manufacturing in India. If we want to be a Product Nation and compete directly with China to cater to the global electronics market, the country will need to put forth its best minds who understand business. This is a time for taking collaborative action that can potentially redefine India and the way the world looks at us as a manufacturing hub. We are looking forward to engage closely with Minister Vaishnaw and the newly appointed Minister of State and script a new story for a developed India”