Apple CEO Tim Cook met today with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the company’s future plans in that country, including the possibility of local manufacturing and retail stores.
The sit down between Cook and Modi was part of the Apple leader’s four-day trip to India, where he has already helped launch an iOS accelerator in Bengaluru and a development center in Hyderabad.
During his meeting with Modi, Cook highlighted the immense potential for app development in the country. He also launched an updated version of the PM’s mobile app at the meeting. He narrated to Prime Minister the experiences including a visit to Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai and watching a cricket match in Kanpur. Modi, appreciating Cook, said in India “seeing is believing” and added these experiences would definitely steer his business decisions.
Modi and Cook also discussed local technology issues and the country’s efforts to use technology to help in other areas:
Modi explained ‘Digital India’ initiative and identified three key objectives of as e-education, health and increasing farmers’ incomes. Prime Minister sought support from Apple in furthering these objectives and also encouraged Cook to help the global community to cope with the challenges of cyber-crime.
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