India's finance ministry is not considering duty waivers for Tesla at the moment.
Discussions between Tesla and the Indian government for customs duty waivers have been turned down.
Tesla is engaged in talks with the Indian government regarding an investment proposal for a manufacturing facility in India.
The proposed factory would have an annual capacity to produce approximately 500,000 electric vehicles.
The Indian government has expressed interest in Tesla using India as an export hub for shipping cars to the Indo-Pacific region.
Tesla's entry into the Indian market was delayed due to the government's refusal to lower import taxes on its vehicles.
India imposes a high import tax of up to 100 percent on electric vehicles.
Tesla's investment proposal shows the company's commitment to establishing a presence in India.
Exporting cars from India to other countries could open up new growth opportunities for Tesla.
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