The BBC is reporting that tech giant Google will soon begin making its Pixel smartphones in India.

Google is set to manufacture the phones at an existing Foxconn facility in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

The firm is also set to independently manufacture drones in the state.

India has emerged as a key destination for global firms looking to diversify supply lines outside China in the midst of geopolitical tensions with the West.

Last year, Google announced plans to make Pixel smartphones in India, beginning with the Pixel 8.