It is therefore unfortunate that India, which has contributed one of the biggest pools of talent to the digital world, is now seeking to roll back Internet freedom.
'I'm an American citizen but India is deeply within me. So it's a big part of who I am,' Pichai, 49, said, when asked about his roots.
This comes after Google CEO Sundar Pichai had stated that the company will follow the laws of the land in response to queries on India’s new IT regulations.
Last year, Google had picked up a 7.7 per cent stake in Jio Platforms for Rs 33,737 crore and a commercial agreement with Jio Platforms to jointly develop an entry-level, affordable smartphone.
Pichai said that the comapny is committed to work constructively with governments and that a free and open internet is 'foundational' with India having long traditions of that.
The India-born executive also noted that the company will offer opportunities for employees to apply for completely remote work (away from team or office) based on their role and team needs.
India logged a record of 3,52,991 new coronavirus infections in a day on Monday, taking its total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,73,13,163.
Days after an anti-diversity 'manifesto' went viral inside Google, over 60 current and former Google employees are now considering suing the company for sexism and pay disparities against women.
The company on Tuesday fired an employee who wrote an internal memo blasting the firm’s diversity policies.
Google's India-born CEO Sundar Pichai strongly denounced a memo written by a now-fired male company employee attributing low number of women in technical posts to biological differences.
The memo written by a male engineer at Google about gender differences sparked a quick rebuttal from Google after it circulated widely online.