Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his first full day in Washington, DC on September 23, 2021, with a series of one-on-one meetings with executives from Fortune 500 companies. Modi stressed that India is a excellent investment destination and discussed areas of interest that would further improve Indian economy and society. The biggest endorsement of Modi’s leadership came from Indo-American Shantanu Narayan, director of Adobe, who said India was his company’s “secret weapon” and described himself as a “big one.” supporter and fan ”of Modi.
The president and CEO of Qualcomm, an American multinational that produces semiconductors, software and services, Christiano R. Amon, was the first to meet Modi. The prime minister’s office described it as “a productive interaction” where Modi “highlighted the vast opportunities offered by India”. For his part, Amon “has expressed his desire to work with India in areas such as 5G and other @_digitalIndia efforts.” Amon, speaking to the media, said: “This is a meeting of growth… we are so proud of our partnership with India.”
The Indo-American Shantanu Narayen, president, president and CEP of Adobe, came next.
“Discussions focused on using technology to provide smart education for young people and improve research,” PMOIndia tweeted. Modi and Narayan also discussed the “vibrant start-up sector in India, fueled by Indian youth”.
Coming out of the meeting, Narayan told the media, “Prime Minister Modi believes technology is the way to get things done. Describing himself as a Modi fan, Narayan said Adobe’s experience with India had been “exceptional”.
“It is (India) in fact our secret weapon. … It was a home run, ”Narayan said of his business experience, adding,“ We will continue to invest heavily in India.
When meeting with Mark Widmar, CEO of First Solar, “PM Modi explained India’s efforts to harness solar power, including the One World, One Sun and One Grid initiative and opportunities for solar power. ‘investment in the sector, “PMOIndia tweeted.
Widmar also called his meeting with Modi “exceptional” and added that he was optimistic about closer trade relations with India, especially in the manufacturing sector.
Vivek Lall of General Atomics Global Corporation discussed India’s progress in drone technology with the Prime Minister and expressed confidence in the political reforms initiated by New Delhi.
Modi also met with Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone, where the two discussed investment opportunities, including those arising from India’s National Infrastructure Pipeline and National Monetization Pipeline.