New Delhi, April 19 -- In a significant development aimed at advancing the electric vehicle (EV) sector, the Indian government convened its first consultative meeting with leading automobile manufacturers, on Thursday.

This comes ahead of a highly anticipated visit by Tesla CEO Elon Musk this month, reported IE.

The discussions focused on formulating guidelines to operationalise India's newly unveiled EV policy, involving senior officials from the Ministry of Heavy Industries and the Finance Ministry, as well as executives from major automakers such as Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, Volkswagen, Mercedes, and Toyota.

Notably, representatives from Tesla were also present at the meeting, signalling the electric vehi...