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Watch: Google CEO Sundar Pichai welcomes PM Modi to Silicon Valley

New Delhi: Sundar Pichai, the Indian-origin CEO of Google, welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Silicon Valley in a video message.Mr. Pichai said that he is feeling honoured to welcome the Indian Prime Minister and
India TV News Desk September 24, 2015 18:19 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Sundar Pichai, the Indian-origin CEO of Google, welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Silicon Valley in a video message.

Mr. Pichai said that he is feeling honoured to welcome the Indian Prime Minister and the people at Google are deliberately waiting for Mr. Modi's remarks at the SAP centre.

Notably, PM Modi is currently on a five day tour to US and is scheduled to visit the Silicon Valley on September 27/28 where will meet the CEOs of technology giants Google and Facebook.

Prior to PM Modi's programme, the Google CEO emphasized on strong bond with India in the two-minute-long welcome video.

He also highlighted the role of technology companies saying “there is no more important role for tech companies today than helping to connect the next billion Internet users".

While PM Modi is going ahead with ‘Digital India' in his agenda, the tech-giants are eyeing a potential market of 1.3 billion (in India).

Google looks to capitalise on PM Modi's US visit

In the welcome note, Mr. Pichai aptly conveyed his hopes from the Prime Minister's visit to Sillicon valley. He hoped Mr. Modi's coming will be a stepping stone towards strong future technology relationship between India and US.

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