Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top American CEOs of global giants, including Apple, Microsoft and Google, here, with issues ranging from visas, investment and job creation expected to occupy centerstage during the discussions.
The CEOs round table was attended by Apple chief Tim Cook, Walmart head Doug McMillon, Caterpillar’s Jim Umpleby, Google head Sundar Pichai and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella.
Mr. Modi arrived in the US capital on his three-day visit during which he will also interact with members of the Indian diaspora at a relatively low-key community event in a Virginia suburb neighbouring Washington DC.
After The Meet with PM Modi Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson Issued a Statement Saying:
“The meeting with Prime Minister Modi today was very productive and I appreciated the opportunity to discuss ways we can strengthen the ties between our two countries.
Lockheed Martin has a strong history of working in partnership with Indian government and industry to deliver products and technologies that support national security for India and the region, while generating economic benefit and jobs in U.S. and India.
Today was a great opportunity to highlight our recently announced partnership with Tata Advanced Systems to offer the F-16 to meet India’s multi-role fighter jet mission.
The F-16 is a combat-proven, multi-role fighter that will provide the Indian military with enhanced capabilities and foster greater collaboration with U.S. forces. If selected, the partnership with Lockheed Martin and Tata Advanced Systems to build the F-16 in India will support the advancement of Indian manufacturing expertise while also generating new manufacturing and engineering jobs in the U.S.
We are confident that this partnership will strengthen our alliance while advancing the national security and economic prosperity of the U.S. and India.”
– Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin