- Satya Nadella will be visiting India from February 24-26; Will go to Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai: report
- Efforts are also being made to take time to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will visit India this month. The company gave this information on Thursday. However, the dates of Nadella’s tour were not revealed. But, news agency PTI quoted sources as saying that Nadella will be visiting India from February 24 to 26. During this time he will visit Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai. Nadella can also meet prominent industrialists of the country. According to the news agency Reuters, Microsoft is trying to fix a Nadella’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. His visit is also considered important because last month he questioned India’s immigration policy. On the other hand, US President Donald Trump will also be visiting India on February 24-25.
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Nadella’s Statement on CAA was Condemned by BJP
On protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that what has happened in India is tragic. I would be happy if an immigrant Bangladeshi starts a big company in India or becomes the CEO of a company like Infosys. This statement of Nadella was condemned by the BJP. Microsoft later issued a statement on behalf of Nadella, saying that every country has the right to protect its borders.
India is currently a big market for Microsoft, with offices in Bangalore and Hyderabad. Let us tell you that on 24 and 25 February, US President Donald Trump is also coming to India. At present, the Indian government is very serious about the data security of citizens. The government wants the data of Indian citizens to be stored in India only. Last year, the government has also introduced a data protection bill in the Lok Sabha, which has been sent to the Joint Parliamentary Committee.
Government Strict Against Foreign Companies in the Technology Sector
India is an important market for Microsoft and other companies in the technology sector. Microsoft has a Research and Development Center in Hyderabad. It is the company’s largest center outside the US. Nadella of Indian origin also grew up in Hyderabad. The government is tightening the rules for foreign companies in the technology sector. Last year, the rule to store data in India was implemented.
Jeff Bezos had to Face Opposition in India
Last month, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos also visited India, but did not meet the Prime Minister or any government representative. Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal questioned Amazon’s policies. Bezos was also opposed by retail traders. The Competition Commission of India is also investigating against Amazon.