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The Indian delegation with Omar Khan

Dubai emerging as gateway for Indian ICT products

DUBAI, October 20, 2021

An ICT delegation of Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) has called on the Deputy CEO of Dubai Exports to discuss the opportunities and areas of further cooperation in the Electronics and IT sector.
 
Led by ESC Chairman, Sandeep Narula, the delegation met Mohammad Al Kamali keeping in view the fact that Dubai is fast emerging as the Gateway for Indian ICT products to Middle East and Africa region. 
 
Kamal Vachani, Regional Director and Gurmeet Singh, Executive Director of ESC had also accompanied the Chairman to meet Al Kamali. The ESC delegation impressed on Al Kamali the faster pace of progress made by India in the ICT sector, thanks to some of the proactive schemes followed by the present dispensation in India.
 
“He was very receptive to various suggestions made by us to further strengthen positioning of Dubai as the Gateway for Indian ICT products exports to the Middle East and Africa since Indian ICT products have cost and quality advantages as compared to products being imported from other regions. Also, we could explain how the Indian ICT segment was fast getting integrated to the global supply chains and the increased pace of relocations of global ICT giants to take advantage of the various incentives and facilities being extended by the Government of India,” said Narula.
 
The delegation also visited Dubai Expo, where India is a keen participant marking the 75th Anniversary of Indian Independence. The India Pavilion at Dubai Expo is likely to observe Technology Week during January 2022 and the Council is exploring the possibilities of sponsoring the visit of Indian companies to Dubai Expo during this period.
 
The other important meeting of the ESC delegation was with Omar Khan, Director of International Offices, Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry. It was conveyed to him the swift policy changes that are taking place in India to attract more investments and to empower the Indian ICT segment.
 
“We have explained to Khan, how the ICT sector was insulated from the impact of the pandemic in India and the impressive strides being made by the sector, particularly in the segments of e-retailing, financial services, net-banking etc, thanks to the high voltage digitisation programmes being pursued by the government,” Singh said.
 
According to India’s Niti Aayog, the top policy making apparatus, Indian ICT sector is poised to reach $500 billion by 2025, and a considerable part of this volume will be exported. India’s software exports including IT enabled services have surged to $150 billion. 
 
According to ESC, given proper policy support and by creating a conducive ecosystem, India’s electronics and computer hardware can make considerable headway in the coming years and the cooperation between Indian and UAE shall witness newer heights, said Vachani.-- TradeArabia News Service  
 



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