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PM Modi roots for local technology at Tech Summit

PM Modi roots for local technology at Tech Summit

India Blooms News Service | | 07 Nov 2016, 11:39 am
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday rooted for local technology while addressing a gathering at the India-UK Tech Summit in the national capital.

Modi, who shared the dais with his British counterpart Theresa May, said that while science is universal, technology has to be local.

"Science is Universal but Technology has to be local. Such summits throw an opportunity to understand each other’s requirements," he said.

He also hailed UK as a 'great friend'.

"Privilege that PM Theresa May has joined us; I am aware that India has always been close to your heart and you have been our great friend," he said.

"It is vital that India and UK, two countries linked by history, work together to define the knowledge economy of the 21st century," PM Modi added.

PM Modi also stated that the bilateral industrial research between India and the UK is one the most exciting programmes.

"India’s partnership with UK in industrial research has been one of our most exciting programs."

PM Modi also urged for the betterment of education and research programmes between the two nations.

"Education is vital for our students. We must encourage greater mobility and participation of young people in education and research opportunities," he said.

Speaking about the Tech Summit, Modi said that it was envisioned during his visit to the UK and will add to technological prowess of the two nations.

"The Tech Summit was envisaged during my visit to the UK last year to reinforce the friendship between India and the UK," he said.

"The Tech Summit will take us together into a journey based on shared scientific knowledge and technological prowess," he added.

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