PM Modi Meets Tech Leaders Satya Nadella and Sundar Pichai In Silicon Valley.
PM Modi is meeting various Silicon Valley giants, including Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen, Qualcomm’s Paul Jacobs, Cisco’s John Chambers and The Indus entrepreneurs president Venkatesh Shukla and Google’s Sundar Pichai.”We have a unique tie with India. Our founder Steve Jobs went to India for inspiration,” Mr Cook told PM Modi during their meeting.Earlier today, PM Modi visited the Tesla Motors plant to see the path-breaking inventions on renewable energy made by the makers of trend-setting electric cars. He was given a tour by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.The Prime Minister’s reception by the Indian diaspora was held at the Imperial Ballroom of
Hotel Fairmont, where members of the Sikh and Gujarati communities called on the Prime Minister afterwards.The day would end with a “Digital India” dinner at the hotel, which will be attended by select executives from the Silicon Valley including Tim Cook, Satya Nadella and Sundar Pichai.The highlights of the penultimate leg of his 5-day US tour will be the townhall at the Facebook headquarters and a visit to the Google campus on Sunday. Later, he will interact with the Indian community at the SAP Centre in San Jose. The session is expected to be attended by 18,000 people.Before leaving for Silicon Valley, PM Modi held a high-powered summit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. The three nations, along with India make up what is known as the G-4 group – countries which back each other’s bid for permanent seats at the UN Security Council or UNSC.The meeting was focused on reforms at the United Nations Security Council, a part of which would be to enable the inclusion of India as its permanent member.The UNSC must be reformed within a fixed time frame to “include the world’s largest democracies, major locomotives of the global economy, and voices from all the major continents,” PM Modi said in his opening remarks at the summit.A more inclusive council, he said, “will carry greater credibility and legitimacy and will be more representative and effective in addressing the challenges of the 21st Century”.