Tens of thousands of comments were made in reply, with questions on internet expansion in India, unemployment and also Modi’s human rights record.
During Sunday’s event, Zuckerberg asked Modi to speak about his mother, causing the Indian leader to become emotional. The PM also met various employees of Indian origin who work at Tesla.
He said a lot had been done on modernisation of the country before the BJP formed the government at the Centre. Straubel and Modi further dicussed the company’s lithium-ion battery pack.
Addressing a 18,500-strong crowd at the final event of his Silicon Valley tour at sports arena in San Jose, California, Modi claimed that “the world has started to believe that the twenty-first century belongs to India“.
India is yet to announce its Common but Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDRs), while many developed nations have done that already.
India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, was on a PR charm offensive this weekend in Silicon Valley to attract more business from the likes of Google and Facebook, and enlist their services in developing India’s technology sector.
Obama lauded Prime Minister Modi’s call on the thriving Indian diaspora in America to contribute their talent to India’s progress, saying that this was something that his government wanted very much. “You would have noticed that in the last eighteen months, we’ve had foreign direct investment from the United States growing by 87 percent”.
“We do every color under the sun”, said owner Joel Resnick, noting that he also carpeted the wedding of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka.
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Modi is an avid user of social media-his Facebook page boasts more than 30 million likes-and he proclaimed the political importance of the tool during his visit.
That journey, Zuckerberg said, cleared his head and helped reaffirm Facebook’s mission to connect billions of people around the world.
“India has 3Ds, which are its unique strength – Demographic dividend, Democracy and Demand”. I deeply value our friendship and your vision and commitment for the relationship between our two countries.