Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting the President and CEO of Adobe Shantanu Narayen, in Washington DC on Thursday (September 23). Photograph:( ANI )
The President and CEO of Qualcomm Cristiano Amon even expressed keenness to work with India in areas such as 5G and other digital India efforts.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his engagements in the United States on Thursday (September 23) by meeting with leading American CEOs from five different key sectors.
India's Ministry of External Affairs informed that PM Modi met with the President and CEO of Qualcomm Cristiano Amon and during the meeting, they discussed "investment opportunities" offered in India’s telecommunications and electronics sector.
The discussions also included the recently launched Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI) for Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) as well as developments in the semiconductor supply chain in India, the ministry said in a release.
"During the meeting, they discussed investment opportunities offered in India’s telecommunications and electronics sector. This included the recently launched Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI) for Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) as well as developments in the semiconductor supply chain in India. Strategies for building the local innovation ecosystem in India were also discussed."
The official handle of the Prime Minister's office also tweeted that PM Modi has highlighted the vast economic opportunities India has to offer.
Amon even expressed keenness to work with India in areas such as 5G and other digital India efforts.
PM Modi held one-on-one meetings with CEOs of Qualcomm, Adobe, First Solar, General Atomics and Blackstone before his first face-to-face meeting with US President Joe Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris.
Talking technology...— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 23, 2021
President and CEO of @Qualcomm, @cristianoamon and PM @narendramodi had a productive interaction. PM Modi highlighted the vast opportunities India offers. Mr. Amon expressed keenness to work with India in areas such as 5G and other @_DigitalIndia efforts. pic.twitter.com/kKcaXhpFtB
PM Modi interacted with Shantanu Narayen, the President and CEO of Adobe and they discussed Adobe’s ongoing collaboration and future investment plans in India.
MEA stated, "Discussions also focused on India’s flagship programme Digital India, and use of emerging technologies in sectors like health, education and R&D."
Mr. Shantanu Narayen, Chairman, President and CEO of @Adobe met PM @narendramodi. Discussions focussed on leveraging technology to provide smart education to youngsters and enhance research. They also discussed the vibrant start-up sector in India, powered by the Indian youth. pic.twitter.com/oNTY95nrV0— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 23, 2021
During his meeting with Mark Widmar, the CEO of First Solar, discussions related to India's renewable energy landscape took place. They talked particularly about India's solar energy potential and the country's target of 450 GW electricity generation from renewable sources by 2030.
Renewed focus on renewable energy.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 23, 2021
CEO of @FirstSolar, Mr. Mark Widmar called on PM @narendramodi. PM Modi elaborated on India's efforts to harness solar energy, including the 'One world, One sun and One grid' initiative and investment opportunities in the sector. pic.twitter.com/tkPjoTkBwm
Modi also met Vivek Lall, the Chief Executive of General Atomics Global Corporation and they spoke about strengthening the defence technology sector in India. Lall appreciated the recent policy changes to accelerate defence and emerging technology manufacturing and augment capacity building in India.
During his interaction with Stephen Schwarzman, the chairman, CEO and co-founder of Blackstone, PM Modi talked about the company's ongoing projects in India, and their interest in further investments in the infrastructure and real estate sectors.
Discussing a subject of the future, which has captured the imagination of the present.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 23, 2021
Mr. Vivek Lall of @GeneralAtomics Global Corporation interacted with PM @narendramodi. They discussed India's strides in drone technology, including the path-breaking reforms and PLI scheme. pic.twitter.com/E04fzp1Odf
Giving greater momentum to investments in India.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 23, 2021
Mr. Stephen Schwarzman, the CEO of @blackstone met PM @narendramodi. Various investment opportunities in India, including those arising due to the National Infrastructure Pipeline and National Monetisation Pipeline were discussed. pic.twitter.com/i7zHAECppi