On the eve of his meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama and leaders of France and Britain, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the global community to unitedly combat increasing challenges posed by terrorists across the globe.
Modi, 65, was the first Indian leader to visit the West Coast in more than 30 years. Critics say Modi’s digital push could impinge on the privacy and the rights of Indians, others allege his government suppresses dissent and religious freedom. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said as he speaks at Facebook’s campus in Menlo Park.
Silicon Valley is was keen to host Modi, as India is now the world’s fastest growing major economy, with a burgeoning demand for tech products for both consumers and business. I experienced the strength of American innovation and enterprise that provide the foundation of American success.
Later that Sunday, the Prime Minister was welcomed at SAP Center by more than 20,000 people in a stadium at San Jose.
He spent 50 minutes on stage with Mr Zuckerberg, when he also talked about the importance of social media and his “Digital India” initiative, which seeks to connect thousands more Indian villages to the Internet and boost technology investments.
7. i-Ways are as important as highways in India.
Mr. Musk gave a presentation to Mr. Modi on the state of the art technologies being developed by Tesla, which is expected to change the face of the automobile industry and have greater impact on developing countries like India.
Earlier in the day, Modi met with Google CEO Sundar Pichai to announce a deal that Google will install high-speed wi-fi in about 400 of India’s railway stations, including 100 of the busiest stations by the end of the year.
India is one of the largest contributors to the peacekeeping having provided 180000 soldiers to 48 of the 69 such missions.
The Prime Minister said he was hopeful that the United Nations will not be able to further delay a decision on such a serious issue. The prime minister told the audience that women were vital to India’s future, noting his mother’s struggle to support her family.