Google CEO Sundar Pichai has confirmed a significant investment of USD 10 billion in India’s digitization fund following a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington, DC. Pichai expressed his admiration for PM Modi’s vision of Digital India, stating that it serves as a blueprint for other nations.
Sundar Pichai, after meeting PM Modi, said, “It was an honour to meet PM Modi during his historic visit to the US. We shared with the Prime Minister that Google is investing USD 10 billion in India’s digitization fund.” Pichai further added, “We are announcing the opening up of our global fintech operation centre in GIFT city, Gujarat.” Notably, Gujarat International Finance Tec-City is a central business district under construction in Gandhinagar district in Gujarat.
Sundar Pichai, who joined Google in 2004, assumed the role of CEO in 2015. PM Modi had congratulated him on his appointment as CEO. During his visit to India last year, Pichai had the opportunity to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. He expressed his admiration for the remarkable speed at which technology has progressed under Modi’s guidance and expressed his eagerness to foster enduring partnerships and provide support during India’s G20 presidency to promote an inclusive internet accessible to all.