India takes diplomatic route to drive Motown out of the chip mess

Diplomacy has moved into top gear as the chips are down – more literally than you think – in India’s Motown.

New Delhi has reached out to Berlin, Washington, Tokyo and Taipei through diplomatic channels, urging them to prioritise the supply of semiconductors to the region so that plants in Manesar, Pune, or Chennai continue to roll out the best in the busiest season for cars.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stepped in to address the crisis, after a representation from the country’s leading vehicle and engine manufacturers through the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). Production schedules of

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