Rounding off his two-day visit to India, Lofven applauded the Indian Government's "bold initiatives" to improve business environment through 'Make-In-India' that aims to promote manufacturing in the country.

"Ericsson will have an important role to play in India's digital transformation," he said.

Noting that Ericsson had about 22,000 employees at its facilities in India, he said, "I am proud that Ericsson is part of 'Make-In-India'", adding it was a "company of future."

Lofven yesterday visited an upcoming expansion facility at Ericsson's Chakan plant near here which, he said, would also serve as an export hub for the company's exports in South East Asia, West Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa regions.

Stating that confidence of Swedish companies in India was growing, the Prime Minister said, "Our commitment and contribution in India will continue to grow. We are here for a long term."

Earlier, Lofven visited another leading Swedish venture - Tetra Pak - in the vicinity and said the product would ensure safe transport of food commodities such as milk to remote parts of India.

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