What India Wants With US Tech Companies
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Silicon Valley companies to garner support for India's own tech sector.By Evan Thomas | September 27, 2015
It's a big deal when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the U.S. Last year, for example, he sold out Madison Square Garden. And now all eyes are on Modi's tour through the West Coast and Silicon Valley. (Video via Narendra Modi)
During this week's visit, Modi is meeting with a collection of tech leaders from the likes of Google, Apple and Tesla, and stopping in for a town hall chat with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. (Video via Google, Facebook)
Everyone stands to gain: India is on track to clear half a billion Internet users by 2017, making it the second-largest national market for a lot of these companies, behind China.