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Samsung reportedly keeping an eye on Apple CEO Tim Cook's India visit

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 May 2016, 19:35 IST

Samsung is reportedly keeping a very close tab on Apple CEO Tim Cook's activities in India. If reports are to be believed, Samsung is closely following Cook's itinerary to get a hang of Apple's plans and any alliance that Cook is looking to form in India.

India has become a huge market for American giant Apple and Korea-based Samsung has been leading the Indian market for years now. For Samsung, it is an utmost necessity to keep a close eye on its competitor.

Daily reports are being sent to South Korea on who Cook is meeting and where he is going. The market is abuzz with news that Apple is planning to expand its business in India.

According to an Economic Times report,Samsung has formed a team comprising executives across functions to track Apple. The handheld products (HHP) business, which comprises mobile phones and tablets, has been entrusted with helming the exercise.

ET cited a source as saying, "Samsung headquarters is extremely keen to know as much detail (as possible) since this is one of the longest visits which Cook is doing in any country recently and is tapping all possible sources for information."

In a mail response to ET, Samsung Southwest Asia spokesperson said, "We strongly deny this. This is groundless and absolutely incorrect."

Cook landed in India on Tuesday night and has a hectic schedule ahead. He is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the last leg of his visit.

First published: 20 May 2016, 19:35 IST