Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed his support to the Digital India campaign and changed his profile picture to support the campaign and conveyed his appreciation in effort to connect rural communities to internet.
PM Modi is on his second trip to the U.S. He visited the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California on Sunday in order to gain mutual benefits.
Speaking at the SAP Center in San Jose, Modi thanked Indo-Americans for their technological contributions to the world, and said they have transformed the image of their homeland. He visited the offices of Google, and had dinner with the likes of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and 350 other business leaders.
The prime minister spoke of his plans to establish a nationwide digital infrastructure using fiber optic cables and to grow the economy from $2 trillion to $20 trillion under his leadership.
“The aircraft career technology working group had also met and the fact that today four United States satellites were launched by ISRO itself was a very complete proof of the stride that has been made in space cooperation between the two countries“, Swarup said.
The Prime Minister recalled that 180,000 Indian troops have participated in United Nations peacekeeping missions, more than from any other country. Yet over one billion Indians don’t have access to Internet.
Sharma also refuted Prime Minister Modi’s claim of being a tea seller and requested the media to undertake investigative journalism to find out the truth.
Renewable energy, Tesla’s battery technology, and innovations in energy storage figured in the discussions between PM Modi and Elon Musk.
Modi’s speech included nods to numerous US tech companies he said have helped reshape, including Facebook Inc, its units Instagram and WhatsApp, Twitter Inc.
However, Padiyar added that “people in Silicon Valley are used to things happening quickly” and that he would love to see “more things happening on the ground” in India.