Chandrasekhar also discussed the achievements of ‘Digital India’ during the meeting held in UK on Friday and called for future cooperation in the technology sector.
“We want to take the digital economy to 25 percent of the total economy. The UK government also wants to expand that piece of the pie,” he told reporters, adding that both India and the UK are looking to expand the innovation economy dramatically. ,
Chandrashekhar also met British MP Paul Scully and held ministerial roundtable discussions with UK Home Secretary Priti Patel as well as other top dignitaries at the India Global Forum.
The minister said that India is now designing 5G gear and manufacturing the equipment that goes into making 5G products.
Chandrasekhar said, “The data economy has created awareness that something needs to be done to protect user citizens. As policy makers, we have to look at data through the prism of user safety.”
He stressed, “Safety and trust will be paramount and India cannot do this alone. We need to work with partner countries to shape the future of a secure internet.”
Last year, India emerged as the third largest startup ecosystem in the world after the US and China. There are currently more than 100 rhinos in India.
In 2021, Indian startups raised $42 billion in 1,583 deals, resulting in 42 unicorns.
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