Unlike their Indian counterparts, the dailies in America did not have NAMo’s face plastered all over them.
Referring to his visit to California, Modi informed Obama about the conversations he had relating to startups, renewable energy and how the visit would probably lead to many new technology partnerships between India and US.
It was rare to see an Indian prime minister getting a rousing reception in the world’s digital den.
Modi has been able to hit it off with the captains of the US IT industry because of his direct approach and personal interest in technology, despite not being a technologist himself.
Apple CEO Tim Cook responded positively when Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Apple to set up a manufacturing base in India.
Zuckerberg shared on his Facebook profile his personal favourite moment from the 60-minute long meet – when the Indian prime minister and the Facebook CEO talked about their families.
Indian-born CEOs Satya Nadella and Sundar Pichai of Microsoft Corp and Google were among those who moderated a panel before Modi addressed a 350-member business leaders’ dinner. Facebook has launched an effort to connect Indians to the Internet throughInternet.org, but that has met with resistance from some in India who say the project unfairly favors the giant social network and other services.
The clip is believed to have been taken at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park at Silicon Valley before the he Townhall meeting on 27 September.
At Facebook headquarters, standing side-by-side with Mark Zuckerberg, Modi made a rock star appearance, advocating for the political power of social media.
Narendra Modi, India’s charismatic Prime Minister, praised social media for enabling ordinary citizens to express political opinions and influence their governments during a visit to Facebook over the weekend. Both men became emotional during the event with Modi reportedly appearing visibly upset as he recounted his humble beginnings. He said Modi’s speech and trip has two main purposes; first, to really push Digital India.