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India's information technology industry promotes trade with UAE companies

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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India’s Ambassador to UAE H.E. Mr Navdeep Singh Suri visited India Pavilion at the 37th edition of the Gitex Technology Week.  He was impressed with the latest innovations showcased at Gitex, informed Mr Kamal Vachani, Hon. Regional Director of Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) for the Middle East.   

Mr Prasad Garapati, Chairman of ESC said “We want to see much more business between India and the UAE. IT companies can play a key role in enhancing the trade volume between the two countries. Our IT expertise, products and solutions are known to the world, therefore, we can compete with anyone and win the business.” added Mr Prasad Garapati.

India is one of the top trading partners of the UAE, and there is enormous potential to enhance trade relations between both the countries further, informed Mr. D.K. Sareen, Executive Director, ESC, “More than 50 IT companies are showcasing their state-of-the-art products and cutting-edge solutions at the Gitex” said Mr Sareen.

India’s total export of electronics hardware during 2016-17 is estimated to be US$5.685 billion, and that of computer software and services is estimated to be US$111 billion. It is estimated that electronics goods export to Middle Eastern countries during 2016-17 is valued at US$911 million.

The UAE is the top destination for India’s electronics export in the Middle East. Export of software and related services to the Middle East has reached a level of   US$ 2043 million estimated in 2016-17.

According to Government of India figures, in FY 2015-16, trade between India and the UAE crossed US$49 billion, with Indian exports worth US$30 billion to the UAE and US$19 billion worth of UAE’s exports to India, thus making the UAE India’s one of the top trading partner.

Mr. Kamal Vachani, Hon. Regional Director of ESC, thanked the ambassador for visiting the India Pavilion at the Gitex Technology Week and informed him that ESC has been facilitating Indian participation at the GITEX to take advantage of the booming IT market in the Gulf and the Middle East region.

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