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Defused Spark

In 2015, Modi visited Tesla plant in the US, invited Elon Musk to make in India and created an EV policy. Musk chose China, but now wants India to facilitate imports. India disagrees

PM Narendra Modi interacts with Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, during a visit to TESLA motors facility in San Jose, California, in 2015 | PTI Photo by Subhav Shukla

The promise and charm of Elon Musk, the founder of US-based electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla, is evident from the fact that he can move just about anything in this world. From the valuation of start-ups to the price of cryptocurrencies and, now, even Indian politicians who want to take on the Centre.