In Japan, PM Narendra Modi Meets Softbank Chairman Masayoshi Son, Pitches For Investments -By ASC

The Prime Minister is in Japan on a two -day visit to attend a summit of Quad leaders.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met Softbank Corporation founder and CEO Masayoshi Son to discuss the Japanese investment firm’s future participation in India’s technology, energy, finance and R&D sectors.

“Then pushing for Japanese investment in India … PM @narendramodi met @SoftBank_Group Founder Masayoshi Son and praised Softbank’s role in India’s start -up sector,” MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted.

Mr Bagchi further said, “Discussions focused on Softbank’s future participation in India in technology, energy, finance, R&D, etc”.

The Prime Minister is in Japan on a two -day visit to attend a summit of Quad leaders at the invitation of his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida.

SoftBank is one of the major investors in start -up companies in India and has backed large ventures, such as Paytm and Policybazaar, which are currently listed on the Indian stock market.

It has also invested in other start -up companies such as Oyo Hotels & Homes, Delhivery and Unacademy, among others.


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