India must aspire to be the largest FDI recipient globally and “has everything going for it”, given its vibrant digital profile, huge market and investor-friendly policies to woo foreign companies, including Apple, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday.

Prasad, who is the Minister for Electronics and IT as also Communications, said rapid pace of economic development, India’s rising clout globally and citizen-centric digital transformation initiatives are “irreversible”.

Sending a strong signal to potential investors, Prasad said the government remains “accessible and open”, as he instructed officers to have an investor-friendly attitude in dealing with companies. Given the recent announcements on tax relief for manufacturing, India has the same tax regime as Vietnam and Thailand.

“If any foreign investor is not given a good treatment by my officers, I will not like it. If I hear a complaint…I want my team to be open and accessible because we need investments,” the minister said.

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