Other handset manufacturers who have announced plans to assemble mobile phones in India are: Finland's Elcoteq Network Corp will make 6 million handsets for Nokia and Sony Ericsson.
Besides, LG and Nokia have also announced plans to make handsets in India. As part of the plans, one of its mobile handsets C115 will be assembled locally.
"Assembly in India is the first step in a multi-phased manufacturing strategy by the company," Allen Burnes, corporate vice-president, Motorola device business, said.
The company said it will be visiting various Indian states to finalise a location for the plant and will put everything on paper by December end.