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India, Germany form panel on automotive sector


New Delhi : India and Germany have set up a joint working group (JWG) for the automotive sector for increased cooperation in the field of technology, skill development and framework development.

The joint declaration for the JWG was signed between Surajit Mitra, additional secretary, ministry of heavy industries and public enterprises and Wolfgang Hahn, director general, strategic planning and international affairs, German ministry of transport, building and urban affairs.

“The JWG has taken recommendations from the ministry of finance, petroleum, surface transport and environment. We also had discussions with captains of industry, SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) and Automotive Components Manufacturers of India,” said Mitra.

The second meeting of the JWG will take place Dec 22 at the Frankfurt international automobile show.