Chandrayaan-3 launch: Indian-origin CEOs in Silicon Valley are over the moon
Top representatives of the Silicon Valley companies echoed the sentiment that the successful launch of Chandrayaan-3 signalled the emergence of India as a global leader in key areas of the technology sector.
The successful launch of Chandrayaan-3 got the top leadership of start-ups and big companies with Indian roots in Silicon Valley thumping their chest with pride and looking at what lies ahead for India.
Some of the top representatives of the Silicon Valley companies echoed the sentiment that the successful launch of the lunar mission signalled the emergence of India as global leader in key areas of the technology sector.
An entrepreneur, engineer and venture capitalist Bipul Sinha who co-founded the multi-cloud data control companyheadquartered at Palo Alto in Silicon Valley told PTI, "Chandrayaan is such a proud moment for India as well as every Indian origin person everywhere across the world."
"The implication of Chandrayaan is not just landing on the moon, but it is the technology and inspiration that India is showing to everybody as to what the future could be. How we own the technology future and propel India into the technology future. This will be a huge catalyst to the Indian economy, Indian innovation and overall Indian diaspora across the world," he said.
"India is now part of the core innovation engine for all companies in the world. All the years of investment done in India in an amazing number of educational institutions and the number of engineers who graduate every year have resulted in India being the future of tech talent and R&D talent," Arvind Jain, CEO of Glean AI said.
Umesh Sachdev, Co-founder and CEO of Silicon Valley-based Conversational AI companysaid Chandrayaan-3 marked the coming of age of India's science and technology capabilities.
"It was a big milestone from a global and Indian aerospace industry standpoint. I think what yesterday represented was the coming of age of Indian science and tech. India is not just going to be a follower or be a back office to the companies of the west and developed technologies. India can start to lead in specific industries," Sachdev said.
Connecting the successful launch of Chandrayaan-3 to the recent visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the US, Sahil Chawla, CEO and Founder of, a data-tech innovation startup, said, "the optics are changing."
"I think India made history in the afternoon of July 14 at a cost of less than 100 million dollars which is Rs 670 odd crores. We are going to the Moon as a country. It is a game changer for all the space sectors in the world. After Prime Minister Modi came here (US) the optics have changed. Any industry, even Indian Americans are looking for new AI which is America India. It is very important that this kind of success comes in," Chawla said.