In a significant step, Indian automobile giant Mahindra and Mahindra opened its first car manufacturing facility in Detroit, the auto hub, a first in 25 years. The plant, which is set up at an investment of $230 million, will produce an off-highway vehicle which is being considered a game-changer already.
— Jeff Gilbert (@jefferygilbert) November 20, 2017
Reacting to this, Anand Mahindra, chief of Mahindra Group, was visibly excited.
Now that was one busy day. Exhausted but exhilarated. The high point of the simple ceremony was the unveiling—not of the product, nor of the brick&mortar—but of all our colleagues working at the Mahindra Automotive North America factory in the Detroit metro area..Perfect. https://t.co/8IcY7lPBDt
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) November 21, 2017
Interestingly, Mahindra already has a considerable presence in the US tractor and has a total 30 facilities having invested about USD 1 billion in the US and providing employment to some 30,000 people.
It has been years since Detroit, birthplace of the American auto industry, was a steady producer of the manufacturing jobs that defined it as the Motor City. But its comeback is entering a new phase.
The latest milestone came Monday, with the announcement of the area’s first new vehicle assembly plant in 25 years. And the automaker making it happen is from, of all places, India.
“Of all places” is a very patronising way to describe India, which is one of the leading manufacturers in automobile industry with various auto giants having its manufacturing facilities in India. This is not the first time NYTimes has shown its prejudice against India. Earlier, they had published an op-ed about India that was centered around the CBI raids at the residences of Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy, the founder promoters of NDTV. The editorial was titled ‘India’s Battered Free Press’ which read like a textbook case of how it has been distorting the truth. NYTimes’ former Delhi bureau chief Ellen Barry had also indulged in white-washing the 2002 Godhra carnage where as many as 59 people were burnt alive in a train. She had also spread lies to insult the victims of Godhra carnage in her report on Gulbarg Society verdict. NYTimes also encourages troll-like behaviour while reporting on democratically elected public representatives where being ‘liberal’ is associated with smoking, drinking and Hindu woman having Muslim friends and boyfriend.
Perhaps the arrogance and elitism of Left leaning media is the same across the world.