The launch was part of the Make in India initiative, and is a resolve of better ties with friendly nations such as South Korea, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
He added that India is fast emerging at as a global manufacturing hub, having already become the world’s second largest mobile phone producer.
He added: “Our push for Make in India is not just part of our economic policy but a commitment for bilateral ties with countries like South Korea.”
The Korean President Moon Jae In was also present and said: “Whenever I talk to business community representatives, I always encourage them to manufacture in India. India’s growing economic strength and expanding neo middle class offers unlimited scope for investments.”
Launched at an investment of nearly Rs 5,000 crore, Samsung’s plant is touted to be the world’s largest by any handset brand. It will increase the Korean handset maker’s production capacity in India to 120 million annually, from 68 million now.