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Appreciated chance to discuss Google's commitment to India: Sunder Pichai after visiting Indian Embassy

‘Technology that transforms; ideas that enable’ tweeted Taranjit'Sandhu. 'Delighted to receive' Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai at the Embassy, he said.Premium
‘Technology that transforms; ideas that enable’ tweeted Taranjit'Sandhu. 'Delighted to receive' Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai at the Embassy, he said.

Google under Sunder Pichai has made a massive investment in India and phenomenally expanded its footprint in a wide range of sectors including its training for the younger generation

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Google CEO Sunder Pichai in a first,visited the Embassy of India in the American capital Washington DC and held discussions with India's Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, on various aspects of the tech company's activities in the country, particularly its aggressive push towards digitization.

During the meeting with the Indian Ambassador, Pichai was very appreciative of the very initiatives that have been taken by India and underscored how Google is looking at India in a very positive framework. The Ambassador highlighted the knowledge and education partnership.

The Google CEO, during the conversation, is also believed to have discussed various ways in which its partnership with India forward in particular in the education sector. They also discussed digitization efforts in India in which Google is involved including digital payments and infrastructure digitization.

The Indian Ambassador noted that Google is an important partner in India's digital transformation, which is a priority for the government.

“Thank you" Ambassador Sandhu for the great conversation, Pichai said in a tweet after his visit to the Indian Embassy in downtown Washington DC late last week. This is for the first time that a top Indian American tech CEO has visited the embassy here.

“Appreciated the chance to discuss Google's commitment to India and look forward to continuing our support for India's digital future," said Pichai, who in January this year was named among the 17 awardees to receive Padma Bhushan.

“Technology that transforms; ideas that enable!“ tweeted Sandhu. “Delighted to receive" Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai at the Embassy, he said.

“Exchanged thoughts on expanding India-US commercial, knowledge & tech partnership with Google," the Indian envoy said.

Google under Pichai has made massive investment in India and phenomenally expanded its footprint in a wide range of sectors including its training to the younger generation.

Notably Google and its parent company Alphabet played an important role in the COVID-19 crisis last year. They put a lot of money in terms of supporting India, and they were part of the global task force of American CEOs set up in this regard.

*With agency inputs

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