Mobile phone maker Motorola has announced plans to build a $100m (£53.8m) factory in India.
Motorola hopes to have the Indian factory operational by 2007
The US firm said work would shortly begin on the plant, near the southern Indian city of Madras (Chennai).
The move, by the world's second-biggest handset maker, follows plans by larger rival Nokia to build a $150m manufacturing site in the country.
Mobile phone use is growing rapidly in India, where about 100 million people currently own a phone handset.
"India is a vitally important market for Motorola," said Motorola's executive vice president Ron Garriques.
The company said it planned to have the Indian factory operational by next year.