Indian government is focusing on electric vehicle production

One of the major components of an electric vehicle is lithium-ion batteries

Despite the constant production of batteries by Indian companies, the country has a shortage of lithium

India has to import lithium from African countries

Most of the African mines are owned by the Chinese government.

Even if India is paying Africa to import lithium, the money goes to the Chinese government.

Shanghai based mining company, Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt, has invested around $300 million in the arcadia lithium mine in Zimbabwe.

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