Rise of India linked to rise of tech: Indian Minister Jaishankar

The rise of India is deeply linked with the rise of Indian technology and the country has woken up to key questions regarding the processing and harvesting of its data, said Indian Minister S Jaishankar.

Speaking at the seventh edition of the Global Technology Summit in New Delhi, the Minister underscored the importance of technology in geopolitics and emerging world order.

"We people, especially in India in the last two years, have woken up to the fact, where does our data reside? Who processes and harvests our data and what do they do with it? That is a very very key question," Jaishnakar said.

The three-day Summit is India's annual flagship event on Geotechnology and is co-hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs and Carnegie India. The theme for this year's Summit is Geopolitics of Technology.

"When we think today of the competitive politics sharper contradictions, I think we should be more and more cognizant that is going to be driven by technology or also be visible or be reflected in the technology debates," he said.

He also emphasised that data is the new oil and strong political connotations are inbuilt into technology.


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