Imports of R22 air conditioners to India were prohibited in 2015, but local production of R22 models is exempted until January 2025. Window-type room air conditioners (RACs) which used to be dominant in India have been replaced with wall-mounted split units, with the exception of a minor replacement demand.
In January 2014, Daikin Airconditioning India (DAIPL) launched local production of R32 split units. Then, Fujitsu General and Mitsubishi Electric launched sales of such models imported from their Thai factories shortly thereafter.
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