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Tim Cook expected to meet with India's Prime Minister

Tim Cook (left) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an earlier meeting

As Apple CEO Tim Cook is in India for the opening of the company's first stores in the country, he is expected to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The two men first met in 2015 as Prime Minister Modi was touring the US west coast. A year later Cook visited him in India.

In each case, it's believed that the Indian prime minster wanted Apple to invest in his country, and if so, that's now paying off with both retail stores and increased manufacturing.

According to Reuters, Cook will now meet with both Prime Miniser Modi and India's deputy IT minister, Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

Neither Apple nor the Indian government have announced the visit. Two unspecified sources including an India official, say Cook and the Prime Minister will meet on Wednesday in New Delhi.

That falls between the Tuesday opening of Apple BKC in Mumbai, and the Thursday opening of Apple Saket in New Delhi.

It also comes as Apple and Foxconn have been lobbying India to revise its labor laws. The two companies have already succeeded in persuading the authorities in one region to allow factories to double production by running 24-hours.