To become 'atmanirbhar' and globally competitive in electronics, it is imperative that India nurtures a domestic electronics industry. While government policies are becoming conducive, there are fundamental capability issues that need to be resolved
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Once upon a time, there was the Simputer. It was intended to be the first Indian handheld computing device and was built by some of the finest engineers. It now lies in an unmarked grave. But FreeCharge, built by a philosophy major is now the rage. Irony, anyone?
The Simputer showed that India can design an innovative tech product. What holds it back? Its capability in hardware manufacturing and very little experience in marketing a new category of devices.