Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) shared the stage with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he was welcomed by a crowd of more than 18,000 people at SAP Center in San Jose on September 27, 2015. Just before the Prime Minister took the stage, he met with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and other Members of Congress to discuss plans to build U.S.-India relations and promote technology partnerships.

“Today I met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and welcomed him during this visit that has been focused on technology and innovation and how they can be leveraged to empower people in both of our countries,” said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. “There are many different areas and sectors where the United States and India’s growing friendship will cover mutually beneficial ground. Prime Minister Modi’s second visit to the United States has allowed us to continue to strengthen those bonds and explore new opportunities for us to work together.”

The Prime Minister’s 2-day tour of Silicon Valley also included meetings with technology executives who offered their ideas and assistance in bringing India fully into the digital world. India is the world’s fastest-growing economy, and use of the Internet and smartphones is growing rapidly, providing new markets for American companies.