Microsoft's Satya Nadella made his second visit to India visiting with key leaders to discuss future investment in that country. Nadella met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, promising support for Modi's Digital India initiative to modernize that country's infrastructure.
No announcements of investments or projects were made, making this trip more of a 'courtesy visit' according to Nadella rather than anything substantive.
India is pursuing a policy to modernize India in the digital age with the intent to "bridge the gap between haves and have-nots". Microsoft's role in that project is non-specific at this point, however, the software giant is reportedly keen on working with countries and governments to improve and increase their digital infrastructure. Between Azure and various networking technologies, Microsoft could play a fundamental role in upgrading India's internet and improving so-called 'digital literacy'. Additionally, data security and domestic electronic manufacturing were apparently discussed, although details are lacking.
This trip is the second visit to India by Nadella. Nadella's previous jaunt was back in September when he stopped by the India Development Centre (IDC) in Hyderabad. As with today's visit, there were no official specifics of that trip either.
Source: The Economic Times