India’s online population to touch 500mn by 2020

India’s online population will touch the 500 million mark by 2020, with a majority of them being local language users, Google’s Asia-Pacific Language Head Richa Chitranshi said. Internet outreach in India has increased primarily due to the availability of affordable smartphones and cheap data packs, she added. Further, she stated that presently 65% Indians access the internet using their phones.