Singh, Indian Ambassador to the US: “There is a deep partnership between innovations in Silicon Valley and startups in India”

Just after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ambitious Startup India programme in New Delhi, Indian Ambassador to the US Arun K Singh has shared that, there is a deep partnership between innovations in the US and startups in India.
In an interview, “There is a deep partnership between innovation spaces like Silicon Valley and startups in India, so we are trying to see how to promote that. In the last couple of years, there has been a lot of energy in the startup domain in India.”
Arun K Singh, top Indian diplomat, is on the tour to Seattle to meet officials of the top American companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing and Starbucks.
He stated that, “It is important that I go out and meet these companies to understand what they are doing and just get a sense for the possibilities,” and,
“We want to figure out how to use technology to enable empowerment in India; to enable the poorest sections of society to be able to access opportunity, and to enable us to address our challenges while minimizing use of resources.”
Further, Singh added that, ‘India is trying to see how we can use e- commerce to enable us to contribute to the economic and social processes in India.’
While talking about H-1B visas, currently popular among Indian IT companies, he said that, it is up to the US to decide but also he mentioned the immense contributions being made by Indian techies who come to the US on this work visas. He added, “They are making an important contribution. I get the sense that US companies find the Indian H1-B workers extremely useful for them to be able to meet their objectives.”

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