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In Pictures: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to Silicon Valley

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 September 2015, 17:27 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed on the West Coast of the United States on 26 September, for a two-day trip to the Silicon Valley (California).

The first Indian PM to travel to the Silicon Valley in 33 years, Modi called-on a number of tech-CEOs including Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadela.

Home to the world's biggest technology companies (Facebook, Google, Apple, etc), Silicon Valley attracts a considerable number of Indian engineers every year. Narendra Modi's emphasis on improving India's digital landscape and e-governance made Silicon Valley a desired destination for the PM.

The Prime Minister will participate in a Q&A at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park on 27 August. Later in the day, he will address a gathering of more than 18,000 at the SAP Centre at San Jose.

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Public greets Prime Minister Modi at San Jose airport on 26 September

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Narendra Modi arrives at Fairmont Hotel where he will be staying for the next two days

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Narendra Modi meets representatives of San Jose's Sikh community at a reception

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Representatives of San Jose's Gujarati community meet Narendra Modi

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Apple CEO Tim Cook with Narendra Modi

The LGBTQ community in San Jose had urged Cook, who is openly homosexual, to take up the issue of LGBTQ rights in India with Narendra Modi.

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Prime Minister on tour of the Tesla Motors plant with CEO Elon Musk

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A representative explaining a Tesla project to Narendra Modi

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk interacting with Narendra Modi

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Narendra Modi sharing the dais with heads of Silicon Valley CEOs at the Digital India dinner

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Narendra Modi speaking about his government's policy to digitise governance and industry in India

First published: 27 September 2015, 17:27 IST