Modi meets with Qualcom CEO to highlight hi-tech opportunities


New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his campaign to welcome more investments and enterprise creation in India with a meeting with wireless technology giant Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon in Washington on Thursday.

After their meeting, the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted that they “had a productive interaction. PM Modi highlighted the vast opportunities India offers. Mr. Amon expressed keenness to work with India in areas such as 5G and other @_DigitalIndia efforts”.

It added that they discussed “investment opportunities in hi-tech sectors in India. Discussed recent electronics & telecom manufacturing PLI schemes; & measures to strengthen innovation ecosystem”.

When the leaders of the Quad — Modi, President Joe Biden and Prime Ministers Yoshihide Suga of Japan and Scott Morrison of Australia — meet on Friday, semiconductors will likely be a priority in their agenda.

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