New Delhi: Both India and UK want to dramatically expand the innovation economy. While India wants to take the digital economy to be 25 per cent of the total economy, the UK government also wants to expand the slice of that pie too, according to Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar .
He met UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson along with a delegation of Indian startups, Unicorns and innovators yesterday, official release said.
They both discussed about future collaborations and partnerships between India and UK in innovation and technology sector. Rajeev Chandrasekhar also met Paul Scully, British MP in this connection.
Union Minister also held ministerial roundtable discussions with Priti Patel, Home Secretary- UK, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade- Government of UK and Chris Philip, Minister for Technology & Digital Economy UK at the India Global Forum.
On India’s progress in the field of technology, the Minister said that unlike 1990s when India used to rely on all its technological needs and used to import all parts and equipment for everything it produced, the scenario is completely different today.
“It is now designing 5G gear and manufacturing the devices that go into making of 5G products. All this has been achieved under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India vision,” he added.