Message: Mr Pankaj Mohindroo, National President, ICA

World has truly entered the communication age and cellular screens are the most visible and potent symbol of this ongoing transition.

With USD 12 billion mobile market size and growing at a CAG of over 30 per cent, India is today the second largest and fastest growing mobile handset market in the world. We are indeed in the midst of this exciting digital revolution. This fantastic transition offers humungous opportunity to transform India into a knowledge driven society, change the lives of common Indians and presents the industry with a golden business opportunity to be partner in this transformational journey.

ICA realized early this oncoming digital era where cellular industry will play a catalyst’s role in the lives of Indians and boosting India’s economic growth. Thus since our inception in 2002, we have been at the forefront for creation of an eco-system which will translate opportunities into concrete achievements and removing impediments in the way of potentials.

We have been working with industry stakeholders and various governments ‚Äď both at the¬†Centre and State level towards this objective; working as a bridge between industry and¬†governments to create the right policy and regulatory framework; provided a platform to global¬†cellular companies to understand Indian market and facilitate their entry; undertaken serious¬†research and studies to create a knowledge bank; and above all worked at creating a¬†competitive, fair market regime where consumers gets choice and ethical treatment.

Today as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on the visionary ‚ÄėMake in India‚Äô¬†program, ICA is again at the forefront of facilitating creation of an eco-system where¬†manufacturing can thrive and India becomes the global leader in manufacturing and export of¬†mobile handsets and components ‚Äď all aimed at contributing to the PM‚Äôs vision and larger¬†national goals.

Apart from Centre, we will keep working with states and all stakeholders to keep up the momentum in mobile sector while boosting manufacturing and employment generation.

Last but not the least, I am extremely thankful to all our members and industry associates for their support and cooperation to work toward common goal.