Steve Jobs Went To India For Inspiration: Apple CEO Tim Cook

27/09/2015 8:06 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

SAN JOSE, California -- Apple has a unique relationship with India as its founder Steve Jobs went to India for inspiration, Apple CEO Tim Cook has said in a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

"We have a unique tie with India. Our founder Steve Jobs went to India for inspiration," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup quoted Cook as saying yesterday.

Cook, who met Modi at his hotel, was among the first top CEOs to meet the premier on the first day of his arrival.

Earlier, Modi also met with Tesla motors CEO Elon Musk, and discussed the implications of the revolutionary battery technology in India and developments in renewable energy as he visited the American automotive company's iconic headquarters here.

"Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Prime Minister Modi discussed Tesla's developments in battery technology, energy storage and renewable energy, and the positive implications of this innovation for India," Tesla spokesperson Ricardo Reyes told PTI after Modi had an hour-long trip at its headquarters.

"We were delighted to host Prime Minister Modi at the Tesla Factory," he said yesterday.

During the meeting, Musk gave a presentation to Modi on the revolutionary technologies being developed by Tesla, which is likely to change the face of the motor industry and have wider implications on developing countries like India on renewable energy.

Modi has met with several top entrepreneurs during this visit.

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