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Twitter India appoints Apurva Dalal to lead its engineering efforts

He has previously worked with tech giants Uber, Google, and eBay.

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NEW DELHI: With the aim to strengthen its operations, Twitter has appointed Apurva Dalal as director of engineering in India. Being a priority market, and Twitter's fastest-growing market globally, the microblogging platform is also planning to hire for other roles in the country, including research, design, and product development. 

Dalal will be based in Bengaluru, and he will be working to bolster the company’s engineering capabilities and offerings for local and global audiences.  

"Starting today, Apurva will become the senior-most member of the engineering team in the country and will be responsible for strengthening our engineering capacity as well as our offerings for local and global audiences," said Twitter vice president of engineering Nick Caldwell in a statement. 

Apart from the United States, Twitter has dedicated engineering teams in sites like London, Toronto, Singapore, and Bengaluru. 

"The focus on developing engineering capabilities in India comes as part of our broader goal to increase our development velocity, including building a strong foundation for our product. This is what the core team will be focused on based out of Bengaluru," the social networking giant said in the statement. 

Dalal has more than two decades of experience in engineering and he has worked in global organisations like Google, eBay, and Uber. Until recently, he was serving as the engineering site lead for Uber in Bengaluru.  

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