Nokia will reportedly close a manufacturing plant in India amidst an ongoing dispute with the country's tax authorities.
As reported by Reuters
, the massive plant - which employs some 20,000 workers - will shut down on Nov. 1.
The future of the plant, which makes phones, has been in question ever since Microsoft purchased Nokia's handset business
. According to a Times of India report
from April, workers went on strike in 2013, and demanded that the Chennai plant be included in the Microsoft-Nokia deal, but tax issues hampered a deal.
There were rumors that HTC would buy the plant, a report the phone maker quickly shot down
. Ultimately, Nokia retained ownership of the plant, and operated it as a contract manufacturing unit for Microsoft, Reuters said.