The Busy Brains
21 Jun 2023
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Tesla CEO Elon Musk during his state visit to the US, discussing India's potential and encouraging investments in electric mobility and commercial space sector. Explore the highlights of their meeting and the significance of Modi's trip.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi commenced his three-day state visit to the US, where he had a significant meeting with Tesla CEO and Twitter owner Elon Musk. After the meeting, Musk expressed his admiration for Modi, stating, "I'm a fan of Modi." The two leaders have previously met in 2015 during the Prime Minister's visit to the Tesla Motors factory in California.
Musk described the meeting as fantastic and highlighted his excitement about the future of India. He believes that India holds more promise than any other large country in the world. When asked about Tesla's timeline for entering the Indian market, Musk expressed confidence that Tesla will come to India as soon as possible, emphasizing Modi's support and encouragement for significant investments in the country.
"PM Modi really cares about India because he is pushing us to make significant investment in India, which is something that we tend to do. We just have to figure out the right timing," the Twitter chief added. "He really wants to do the right thing for India. He wants to be open, he wants to be supportive to the companies. And obviously, at the same time, make sure that it accrues to India's advantage."
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Musk had already expressed interest in the Indian market, stating, "Absolutely." Prime Minister Modi, in a tweet, shared his appreciation for Musk's efforts in making technology accessible and affordable across various sectors. He invited Musk to explore investment opportunities in India's electric mobility and commercial space sector.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "Great meeting you today @elonmusk! We had multifaceted conversations on issues ranging from energy to spirituality." To this, Musk replied,"It was an honour to meet again."
Modi's visit to the US includes engagements such as addressing a joint session of the US Congress, meetings with business leaders, interactions with Indian expats, and a state dinner at the White House with US President Joe Biden. The trip focuses on strengthening trade and defense ties between the two nations, emphasizing the significance of this landmark visit.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues his visit, his meeting with Elon Musk highlights the potential for collaboration and investments in India's technological advancements and sustainable initiatives.