Touted as the first-ever visit by an Indian Prime Minster to the Facebook Headquarters, Modi’s visit has raised quite an eyebrow. The fact that top tech bosses of the Silicon Valley are taking keen interest in meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussing about his Digital India initiative is something that is being talked about.
The key Indian entrepreneurs and academicians from the USA cite several reasons as to why this sudden spotlight on Modi has garnered so much interest. One of the entrepreneurs warned that the Indian telecom companies might be staring at trouble if companies such as Google and Facebook succeed in their ambitious projects to provide Internet access all over the world, including India. The tech industry has learned from mistakes made by taxi-hailing company Uber and wants to make sure governments don’t turn in adversaries when traditional industries are disrupted, he further said…Read more