Tesla is "serious" about establishing a manufacturing facility in India

Said the country's deputy minister for technology in an interview with Reuters on Friday

The Elon Musk-led US manufacturer spoke with Indian authorities this week on a variety of issues

vehicle and battery manufacturing, according to Reuters, as Tesla considers re-entering the Indian market.

"They are looking very seriously at India as a production and innovation base," Rajeev Chandrasekhar said 

According to Reuters, Tesla has proposed establishing a facility in India to manufacture electric cars

When asked if conversations with Tesla encompassed more than simply vehicle production,

Outside the United States, Tesla has a plant in Shanghai - its largest factory worldwide - and one in Brandenburg, Germany