The government warned multinational and local auto companies for serious action to be taken if they force Indian component makers to compulsorily source from overseas suppliers and not localise within the country. The warning comes amid a strong push by the government to make in India initiative through programmes such as Atma-nirbhar Bharat scheme and the production-linked incentive (PLI) schemes. “In case any of the auto companies is pressurising an auto component maker to import components instead of localising them here, when you have the opportunity to localise and when you have the technology by which you can localise, I would urge you to please come straight to me and talk to me without hesitation,” commerce minister said at an annual conference of Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA).He said the government is ready to back the local companies if they are looking to indigenise, but face pressures from auto companies or their foreign partners. “If any company, Indian or international, is forcing you not to localise, and forcing you to import only from certain set of their own supplier, I’d be happy to take cudgels on your behalf.” He said that the government will take a “serious note” of any action that goes against efforts to localise parts.