Microsoft boss to visit India


File Photo: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
File Photo: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Indian-origin CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella will visit India later this month, the company has said.

However, the company did not give details about the dates and cities he is likely to visit.

The US president Donald Trump is scheduled to visit India on February 24 and 25.

Reports said Nadella will visit India from February 24-26. He is likely to visit Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, and meet industry leaders and government functionaries during his visit.

India is a major market for Microsoft. It has a significant presence in South Indian cities like Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

Satya Nadella was in news recently following his remarks on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Last month, he said that what is happening in India is “sad”.

He opined that he would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant create the next unicorn in India.

Nadella’s visit comes at a time when the Indian government is taking a strong position on issues like data localisation and tightening the rules for e-commerce companies as well as social media platforms.

The Personal Data Protection Bill – which outlines norms for the handling of personal data including processing by public and private entities – was introduced in the Lok Sabha in December 2019 and has been referred to a Joint Parliamentary Committee.