New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on his highly significant three-day state visit to the United States, where he met with esteemed personalities, including Tesla CEO and Twitter owner, Elon Musk. The meeting between the two influential figures garnered immense attention and appreciation.
Expressing his admiration for Prime Minister Modi, Elon Musk addressed reporters, stating, “I’m a fan of Modi.” Musk went on to describe the meeting as “fantastic” and expressed his affinity for the Prime Minister. He reminisced about Modi’s visit to Tesla Motors factory several years ago, which fostered a longstanding acquaintance between them. Musk’s enthusiasm for India was palpable as he declared his unwavering belief in India’s potential, considering it to be the most promising among large nations.
The Prime Minister had previously met Elon Musk during his visit to the Tesla Motors factory in California in 2015. The encounter left a lasting impression, highlighting the significance of their recent meeting.
Regarding Tesla’s plans for India, when asked about a timeline, Musk confidently affirmed, “I am confident Tesla will be in India and will do so as soon as humanly possible.” His response exemplified his belief in the immense opportunities India offers and his eagerness to seize them.
Musk further lauded Prime Minister Modi’s dedication to India, emphasizing how he actively encourages substantial investments in the country, aligning with Tesla’s values. While expressing their commitment to India, Musk acknowledged the need to determine the optimal timing for their expansion. He acknowledged Modi’s genuine desire to support companies and ensure India’s prosperity in the process.
During an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Musk’s enthusiasm for the Indian market was evident as he emphatically stated, “Absolutely” when asked if Tesla was interested in the Indian market.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the meeting, posting, “Great meeting you today @elonmusk! We had multifaceted conversations on issues ranging from energy to spirituality.” Musk graciously responded, stating, “It was an honor to meet again.”
Commencing his state visit on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Modi embarked on an esteemed trip reserved for close allies of Washington DC. The visit encompassed a diverse itinerary, including an address to a joint session of the US Congress, engagements with business leaders and Indian expatriates, and a memorable state dinner at the White House hosted by US President Joe Biden.
The focal points of this momentous journey revolved around strengthening trade and defense ties, reflecting the significant bilateral relations between the two nations.