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Jaishankar discusses India's digital transformation with Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- December 20th 2022 05:30 PM
Jaishankar discusses India's digital transformation with Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Jaishankar discusses India's digital transformation with Google CEO Sundar Pichai

New Delhi, December 20: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday met Google CEO Sundar Pichai and discussed India's digital transformation and global strategic developments.

Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar said, "Great to meet CEO, @Google and Alphabet, @sundarpichai today afternoon. Discussed India's digital transformation and global strategic developments."


Earlier on Monday, Sundar Pichai met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said it was inspiring to see the rapid pace of technological change under his leadership.

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The CEO of Google and Alphabet, said he looked forward to continuing strong partnership and supporting India's G20 presidency to advance open internet that works for all. "Thank you for a great meeting today PM @narendramodi. Inspiring to see the rapid pace of technological change under your leadership. Look forward to continuing our strong partnership and supporting India's G20 presidency to advance an open, connected internet that works for all, Pichai said in a tweet.

India formally assumed G20 Presidency on December 1 this year from Indonesia.

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On Monday, Pichai attended the 8th edition of the Google for India event, with Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology in attendance.


Addressing the audience at the event, Pichai said, "It is easy to build something which scales across the entire country and this is the opportunity that India has. There's no better moment to do a startup, even though we are working through a macro-economic situation right now."

"It's always special to come back to India, and this trip is significant as it's my first visit back since the pandemic. As we come out of it, there's a sense of optimism about the country's future and the role technology can play to improve lives," he added.

The Google CEO said he was here to see progress being made from their $10 billion, 10-year India Digitization Fund (IDF), and share new ways helping to advance India's digital future.


- ANI

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