Tesla-India Speculations Ignite As Prime Minister Modi Lines Up Meeting With Elon Musk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, currently on a state visit to the United States, will meet with Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, as per an update by popular news wire service ANI.

What Happened? Speculations are high regarding a potential new Tesla factory in India, and this meeting with Musk might add fuel to the fire. Details of the meeting’s agenda remain under wraps for now.

Per the ANI update, during his three-day stay in the U.S., Modi will engage with a diverse group of 24 individuals, from Nobel laureates to entrepreneurs.

Modi lands in New York on June 21 and has a state dinner planned with U.S. President Joe Biden. He will connect with a broad spectrum of individuals, including economists, artists, scientists, scholars, health sector experts, and academicians.

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The lineup for the meetings with Modi features luminaries like Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Grammy award-winning Indian-American singer Falu (Falguni Shah), and a host of renowned names like Paul Romer, Nicholas Nassim Taleb, Ray Dalio, Jeff Smith, Michael Froman Daniel Russel, Elbridge Colby, Dr. Peter Agre, Dr. Stephen Klasko, and Chandrika Tandon.

The Indian Prime Minister’s meeting with Musk is notable considering recent reports suggesting Tesla’s interest in expanding its operations in India. While there’s no official confirmation yet, Modi’s meeting could indicate a positive turn for Tesla’s plans in the country.

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