For a better understanding of India’s position in the geopolitics of data, it is important to know the thought process of the political, and business elite of India.
Arun Teja Polcumpally, doctoral fellow, Jindal School of International Affairs; Research Associate, Centre for Security Studies, Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.
Countries around the world are racing to get their hands on advanced technologies. Almost all, strive to have the two core pillars of technology to sustain and create global influence. One is to get the first-mover advantage of technology, and the other is homegrown innovation. India is not a latecomer to this race.
Both central and state governments encourage technological innovation and start-up culture. There are numerous state incubators like T – hub in Telangana, Start-up village in Andhra Pradesh, and innovate Karnataka in Karnataka to name a few.
There is also a centrally controlled seed funding agency and incubator called startup India. Other than opening a channel to promote innovative businesses, India is also gearing up to invest more in the research of advanced technologies like Artificial Intelligence, quantum computing etc.
For a better understanding of India’s position in the geopolitics of data, it is important to know the thought process of the political, and business elite of India. This article attempts to do the latter by critically examining select sessions of Carnegie’s Global Technology Summit.
Published in: Center for Security Studies
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