Raja calls for healthy partnership between govt and industry

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New Delhi, Dec 14 (UNI) To acquire a dominant position in the global electronics market, Telecom Minister A Raja said, there should be healthy partnership between government and industry.

''By working together, we can certainly put India in a strong, dominant position in the global electronics map,'' he said.

The Minister also called for strengthen Research and Development and investment capabilities.

''In this era of globalization, if our Indian companies have to compete and grow in the global marketplace, we need to strengthen our Research and Development capabilities and investments,'' the Minister said while speaking at the 28th Annual Function of Consumer Electronics&Appliances Manufacturers Association last evening.

He said that another area that needed to be focused on is exports.

The strengthening of the rupee has been acting as deterrent for exports, he said adding ''but we still need to look at exports as a viable option, rather then concentrating on domestic market along.'' UNI

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