Apple is reportedly in talks with the Indian government to start manufacturing its products in the country.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the company outlined its plans in a letter to the government. It also sought financial incentives if it were to begin manufacturing in the country.
If it were to start manufacturing in India, Apple would reduce the cost of distribution through Indian networks and it would therefore be more likely to hit its targets for the area.
"Apple wants to emulate its China model in India," said an official with knowledge of the matter.
"The company wants financial incentives, which the concerned government departments are looking into."
Apple has started to gain ground in India with its iPhones. It was reported to have taken 66% of the smartphone market share in October 2016.
It was also one of the main products people in India bought when offloading cancelled bank notes following the demonetisation of high-value notes.