Tesla, which is constructing a facility in India, 

 has been encouraged by Indian officials to find "local firms


to partner with any Chinese suppliers involved" in the same wa

the same way that Apple has, according to Reuters on Tuesday, 

citing government sources with firsthand knowledge of the situation.

The company is in discussions with New Delhi about opening a factory there

But Tesla's intentions to bring in Chinese suppliers

which are vital for components because India lacks local sources for them