Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) attends a meeting with US President Joe Biden (centre) and other officials in the East Room of the White House in Washington on September 24. Modi, Biden and other members of the Quad unveiled a series of initiatives aimed at counteracting Chinese influence across the Pacific. Photo: Bloomberg
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) attends a meeting with US President Joe Biden (centre) and other officials in the East Room of the White House in Washington on September 24. Modi, Biden and other members of the Quad unveiled a series of initiatives aimed at counteracting Chinese influence across the Pacific. Photo: Bloomberg
Akhil Ramesh
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Akhil Ramesh

Why India’s push for semiconductor self-reliance is about more than China

  • While the Quad’s move to secure semiconductor supply chains is welcome, India’s focus is less on geopolitics and more on its domestic economy
  • The transformation to a digital economy will make chips essential, increasing the need for India to secure a home-grown supply

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) attends a meeting with US President Joe Biden (centre) and other officials in the East Room of the White House in Washington on September 24. Modi, Biden and other members of the Quad unveiled a series of initiatives aimed at counteracting Chinese influence across the Pacific. Photo: Bloomberg
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) attends a meeting with US President Joe Biden (centre) and other officials in the East Room of the White House in Washington on September 24. Modi, Biden and other members of the Quad unveiled a series of initiatives aimed at counteracting Chinese influence across the Pacific. Photo: Bloomberg
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