In a first, Google CEO visits Indian Embassy

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In a first, Google CEO Sunder Pichai visited the Embassy of India right here within the American capital and held discussions with India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, on numerous facets of the tech firm’s actions within the nation, significantly its aggressive push in the direction of digitization.

“Thank you” Ambassador Sandhu for the good dialog, Pichai stated in a tweet after his go to to the Indian Embassy in downtown Washington DC late final week. This is for the primary time that a high Indian American tech CEO has visited the embassy right here.

“Appreciated the possibility to debate Google’s dedication to India and sit up for persevering with our help for India’s digital future,” stated Pichai, who in January this yr was named among the many 17 awardees to obtain Padma Bhushan.

“Technology that transforms; ideas that allow!“ tweeted Sandhu. “Delighted to obtain” Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai on the Embassy, he stated.

“Exchanged ideas on increasing India-US industrial, information & tech partnership with Google,” the Indian envoy stated.

Google underneath Pichai has made large funding in India and phenomenally expanded its footprint in a big selection of sectors together with its coaching to the youthful technology.

It has introduced an funding of about USD10 billion underneath Google for India digitization. It additionally has partnerships with Reliance’s Jeo in addition to with Bharti Airtel. In addition, it’s partnering with India on workforce improvement and ability improvement. They are working with the federal government on Digital India Program, and nationwide digital literacy mission.

During the assembly with the Indian Ambassador, Pichai was very appreciative of the very initiatives which were taken by India and underscored how Google is taking a look at India in a very optimistic framework. The Ambassador highlighted the information and schooling partnership.

The Google CEO, throughout the dialog, can also be believed to have mentioned numerous methods through which its partnership with India ahead specifically within the schooling sector. They additionally mentioned digitization efforts in India through which Google is concerned together with digital funds and infrastructure digitization.

The Indian Ambassador famous that Google is a crucial companion in India’s digital transformation, which is a precedence for the federal government.

Notably Google and its dad or mum firm Alphabet performed an necessary position within the COVID-19 disaster final yr. They put a lot of money when it comes to supporting India, they usually have been a part of the worldwide process drive of American CEOs arrange on this regard.

The Indian authorities has intensified its engagement with American CEOs. The Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal had a assembly with a variety of CEOs from the Silicon Valley throughout his journey to California early this month.

Sandhu himself met a number of CEOs throughout his current journeys there. He additionally visited the schools within the Silicon Valley that are thought of to be the hub of such innovation.

They additionally had a variety of enterprise capitalists and begin up entrepreneurs in San Francisco as a part of India’s latest push to have higher engagement with the American tech sector.


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