Google has reportedly laid off 453 employees across various departments in India.

CEO Sundar Pichai in a mail sent to affected employees said he takes “full responsibility for the decisions that led us here” and added that the job cuts were made in a bid to act decisively as the company's growth slowed.

This layoff comes after Google’s parent Alphabet Inc announced that it would be cutting 12,000 employees or 6% of its staff globally. It is however yet to be confirmed if the sacking of 453 employees includes the 12,000 job cuts or if there has been a new round of layoffs.

Google’s parent company Alphabet lays off 6% of its workforce, totaling 12,000 jobs
Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has announced that it will be eliminating around 12,000 jobs, which is 6% of its workforce. This move is the latest in a series of job cuts that have shaken the technology sector recently. The cuts come days after rival Microsoft said it

Meanwhile, in a related development, Elon Musk-led Twitter has reportedly shut down two of its three offices in India, asking its staff to work from home. Last year, the microblogging platform laid off 90% of its staff in the country as part of global headcount reductions, leaving only a dozen on the payroll.