During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington, he held meetings with prominent U.S. and Indian technology executives, such as Tim Cook from Apple, Sundar Pichai from Google, and Satya Nadella from Microsoft. Modi encouraged them to invest in India and participate in the “Make in India” initiative. Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella’s office released a statement discussing his meeting with the Indian delegation, including PM Modi, in Washington, DC. The statement highlighted the discussion of technology’s power, specifically AI, and the details of their conversation was kept private.
PM Modi’s Visit: Tech Cooperation Emphasized in India-US Relations
Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra stressed tech cooperation’s importance between India and the United States during PM Modi’s visit. Microsoft expressed its commitment to the growth of Indian technology, which will have a global impact.
AI was discussed as a powerful tool to improve Indian lives, with praise for the country’s developer and start-up ecosystems. The visit has strengthened the India-US relationship, with notable outcomes in technology cooperation.
Recognition of India’s Vibrant Developer and Start-up Ecosystems
PM Modi’s visit to the US started with a ceremonial welcome on the White House’s South Lawn. The visit included discussions, statements, a congressional address, and a state dinner, showcasing the bilateral relationship. Kwatra highlighted the importance of technology in the talks, with technology cooperation being one of the key outcomes.
This included areas such as technology transfer, services, collaborative research, and other domains. The Foreign Secretary acknowledged India’s vibrant developer and start-up ecosystems. Microsoft’s dedication to fostering the growth of Indian technology can have a significant impact on both domestic and global markets.