On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a successful start to his engagements in the US by speaking with Qualcomm’s President and CEO, Cristiano E. Amon, during which he emphasized the tremendous business potential in India.
Amon and Modi had a one-on-one meeting after Modi, who arrived in the country on Wednesday for an official visit to the US during which he will meet President Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris for the first time in person, had a meeting with Amon.
PM @narendramodi and @cristianoamon had a useful conversation while discussing technology. PM Modi emphasized the numerous prospects that India provides. The Prime Ministers Office (PMO) stated that Mr. Amon indicated a desire to collaborate with India on initiatives like 5G and other @ DigitalIndia initiatives.
The meeting went quite well. We’re incredibly happy to join with India. We discussed the advancement of 5G. We discussed a fantastic chance to improve the sector both domestically and through technological exports from India. We discussed semiconductors, a crucial topic of conversation. We discussed the potential to further grow the amazing mobile ecosystem that is emerging in India. We are pleased with everything we are achieving with India. I believe that the strategy of making India an investment destination has been tremendously successful, and we applaud that, added Amon.
Arindam Bagchi, a spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), reported that they also discussed ways to improve the innovation environment as well as recent Production Linked Incentive (PLI) initiatives for the electronics and telecom manufacturing industries.
toward creating a centre for global innovation! PM @narendramodi discussing investment potential in India’s high-tech industries with CEO @cristianoamon of Qualcomm. He tweeted about recent PLI initiatives for the manufacturing of electronics and telecom equipment as well as efforts to support the innovation ecosystem.
The discussion with the semiconductor giant assumes importance considering India’s desire for safe and secure 5G technology.
The San Diego-based business produces wireless technology-related chips, software, and services.
For more than 30 years, Qualcomm has been a global leader in the development of 3G, 4G, and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm is now leading the way to 5G with a new generation of intelligent products that are revolutionizing industries like automotive, computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Qualcomm wants to make a significant investment in India. Modi had said in advance of his meeting with the business executives that he will speak with top CEOs to emphasize commercial prospects in India.
Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe, and PM Modi discussed using technology to further research, give children smarter education, and support India’s thriving start-up community, according to the PMO.
It has always been a delight to learn about his plans for extending India. He said he feels that technology is the way to assist move things forward, which was one of the important themes we discussed, according to Narayen following the meeting.
Our greatest resource is our human capital. Adobe benefits from anything that promotes education by having digital literacy. We strongly support placing more value on and attention to education, Narayen continued.
PM Modi spoke with Mark Widmar, CEO of First Solar, on the state of renewable energy in India. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the CEO discussed plans to leverage the PLI scheme to manufacture solar power equipment using special thin-film technology and include India into international supply chains.