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India to host three-day global technology summit starting Monday 

India is set to host a three-day global summit starting Monday, focusing on data protection, export controls, and the impact of technology on geopolitics. The summit will discuss new technologies, digital public infrastructure, and policy issues related to innovation and national security.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced on Friday that the Global Technology Summit (GTS) theme will be ‘Geopolitics of Technology’.

India’s flagship event on geo-technology, the Global Technology Summit (GTS), is co-hosted by the Policy Planning and Research Division of the MEA and Carnegie India. 

The summit will feature about a hundred speakers and thousands of participants, including policymakers, industry experts, academics, technocrats, and innovators globally, according to a statement from the MEA. 

Ministers and senior government officials from various countries, including the US, the UK, Germany, Singapore, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Lithuania, Brazil, and the European Union, are expected to participate.

According to the MEA, the summit will address crucial questions concerning technology’s influence on geopolitics and policy matters related to new, critical, and emerging technologies, digital public infrastructure, export controls, data protection, and cross-cutting policy issues related to innovation and national security. 

The inaugural session will commence with an address by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

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