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From Tamil Nadu to the world: Google may export made-in-India drones to the US, Australia and other countries | – Times of India

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Google is in talks with the Tamil Nadu government to make drones in the state for export to the US, Australia, and other countries
Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is set to begin manufacturing drones and Pixel smartphones in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, according to people familiar with the matter who spoke to MoneyControl.
Wing, Alphabet’s drone delivery arm, currently offers drone delivery services to businesses in the US, Europe, and Australia.As reported, Wing will set up drone assembly lines in Tamil Nadu.
The company has completed over 350,000 deliveries across three continents and unveiled a new, larger drone earlier this year in January to simplify and streamline the delivery of bigger orders. The new drone, with double the payload of its predecessor, is expected to be introduced globally within the next 12 months.
A Tamil Nadu government delegation led by Industries Minister TRB Rajaa recently met with senior Google executives in the US to pitch the state as an ideal location for the company’s production facilities.
Sources tell MoneyControl that Wing’s decision to manufacture drones in Tamil Nadu aligns with the Indian government’s push to promote domestic drone production. The sector is expected to see significant growth in the coming years, with the drone market in India projected to reach $1.21 billion by 2024, according to a report by BIS Research.

Google moves ahead with its plan to manufacture Pixel phones in India

Google is in advanced talks with Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer, and Dixon, an India-based contract manufacturer, to assemble Pixel phones locally in Tamil Nadu, according to reports from MoneyControl and Economic Times.
Google first announced its intentions to manufacture Pixel smartphones locally in India, starting with the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, in October 2023. The company stated that it was in discussions with both domestic and international manufacturers for local production of its premium smartphones without disclosing any specific details at the time. The first locally manufactured Pixel devices are expected to roll out sometime in 2024.

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