Amazon to make Fire TV Stick devices in India

In a mega boost to Modi government's 'Make in India' initiative for an Atmanirbhar Bharat, Amazon will start manufacturing television streaming devices in India.

"Delighted to share that soon Amazon will commence manufacturing of electronics products like FireTV stick in India," said Union minister for electronics and information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad.

The e-commerce giant will start making the devices via a subsidiary of its manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology Group and production will start later this year in its facilities outside Chennai, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.

"This further reiterates our commitment to ‘Make in India’, contributing directly to the local economy, creating jobs & boosting Indian innovation," said Amit Agarwal, SVP and Country Head, Amazon India.