Apple plans to set up a technical support centre in Bangalore, India.

A local report explains the company intends basing the centre in the state of Karnataka (capital, Bangalore), "on the lines of the centre Dell has in India".

The area is known as 'the Sillicon Valley' of India, and is responsible for 35 per cent of India's software exports.

The director of Software Technology Parks of India, BV Naidu revealed no details regarding Apple's plans, saying: "It's for the company to make an announcement in this regard," reports the Hindustan Times.

Quark has a research centre in India with 1,200 employees. Adobe also has a base on the continent.