Looking forward to Google meeting, says PM Modi

Written by: IANS
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San Francisco, Sep 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday acknowledged Google chief executive Sundar Pichai's remarks that his company saw India as a key market and looked forward to the leader's visit to his campus in San Jose.

"Thanks @sundarpichai for your message," the prime minister tweeted on Saturday, ahead of the G4 Summit among India, Japan, Germany and Brazil.

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Looking forward to Google meet: Modi

"I appreciate the role of @google in @_DigitalIndia and look forward to meeting you today," he said.

The Prime Minister is scheduled to meet Pichai on Saturday and visit the Google campus the day after.

In a Youtube channel post, Pichai had said earlier that Google was looking to renewing and strengthening its partnership with India, as it sees the country as a pivotal market in its global expansion plans.

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"We hope your (Modi's) visit will energise people in the (Silicon) Valley, excite Indians all across the country and will renew and strengthen our partnership," the newly appointed Indian-origin chief executive had said.

Pichai also praised Modi's Digital India initiative and said Google was excited to play a part in it.

"Prime Minister Modi's Digital India vision is central to the revolution and has received tremendous support both in India and Silicon Valley," he said, adding: "In the next few years we think 50 million women and 20 million small businesses will come online for the first time."


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