Google India has said it will offer free internet access for every Indian citizen by the end of 2019, as part of a drive to bring affordable cars to India.
Google said on Thursday that all Indian citizens aged 18 to 65 will have free internet connectivity by 2019, and will be able to browse the web on smartphones and tablets in the country.
The service is free for any device in India, Google said.
India was one of the first countries to launch its own online services.
Google is now rolling out a similar scheme in several other countries, including the US, UK, Germany and Australia.
The Google-owned search engine has been the focus of criticism in India for years.
Some people accuse it of driving down the quality of its search results, and for stifling innovation.
Google has also come under fire in the past for its poor performance in India.
India’s government has said the government plans to set up a National Information Infrastructure (NII) agency that will help improve connectivity.