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What Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Announcement Of Modi’s Arrival Actually Means

Published on 13 September, 2015 at 10:05 pm By

Early today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared this post on his page. It was a confirmation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival at the Facebook office in Palo Alto, California, during his Silicon Valley tour scheduled later this month.


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I’m excited to announce that Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will be visiting Facebook HQ later this month for a…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday, September 12, 2015

 

In response the PM posted this on Facebook:


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I thank Mr. Mark Zuckerberg for the invite to visit the Facebook HQ. I look forward to the Townhall Q&A on Sunday 27th…



Posted by Narendra Modi on Sunday, September 13, 2015

 

Just a few days ago, around 100 leading academics from different US universities wrote a letter to all the top IT companies based in Silicon Valley urging them not to meet Modi because of his past record of curtailment of right to expression and civil liberties.

They also brought up the Godhra issue.

It appears, however, that the appeal has been ignored by the IT sector in the US. Since Facebook is located in Silicon Valley, it is very much likely that the letter was also sent to them.

Zuckerberg’s announcement shows that the world’s biggest tech companies are eager to meet Modi and discuss his ‘Digital India’ plan.

And that’s not all. Modi might be visiting the Tesla manufacturing facility during his tour. But sometime just before his visit a CII delegation comprising five of India’s top business executives will be visiting the Tesla manufacturing facility.

The delegation will also be holding talks with Silicon Valley-based entrepreneurship trade body The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE).

With PM Modi’s emphasis on clean energy, the government would be keen to introduce the technology in India, reports Business Insider.

India’s market, after all, is crucial for everyone out there.

 


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