San Jose: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited Apple to set up a manufacturing base in India and its CEO Tim Cook responded positively, officials said here today.
“People are moved to change their perception of the old India”, Modi said.
He also thanked the US President for supporting India’s membership to the internatiol export control regimes within a targeted time frame.
“We are bringing technology, transparency, efficiency, ease and effectiveness in governance”, PM Modi said.
“I can assure you that I will live and die for the nation”, Modi said. “After MyGov.in, we have just launched the Narendra Modi Mobile App. They are helping me stay in close touch with people“, he said amidst applause from the audience. Modi boasts an 87 percent approval rating in India and is the second-most popular world leader on social media after U.S. President Barack Obama. “My mother is not educated but keeps in touch with world events through news on TV”, he said, before pausing to wipe tears while speaking of her washing utensils at other homes years ago to provide for the family. In the past six months nearly all rating agency have said in one voice that India is the fastest growing economy in large countries, he said. “He gave the example of China where in fact we created 1.5 million jobs”, he said.
Earlier on Sunday, the Prime Minister spoke with Mark Zuckerberg at the Facebook headquarters where he spoke on a range of subjects like Digital India, the importance of social media for India and other topics.
“I’ve my mother, who is over 90 years”.
There is a hunger in India to have more information and being able to connect, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said as he promised to deliver high-speed internet at 500 railway stations in the country.
Facebook chief executive officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg has introduced a profile picture option on the social networking site which features the Indian tricolour flag.
It is the first time since 1982 that a prime minister of India has visited the West Coast of the United States.
On Saturday, he attended a dinner with 350 business leaders where Indian-born CEOs Satya Nadella of Microsoft Corp, Shantanu Narayen of Adobe Systems Inc and Pichai of Google moderated a panel.