Meanwhile, two of the world’s leading technology companies, Microsoft and Google, have joined the chorus of support for India. Their Indian origin CEOs Satya Nadella and Sundar Pichai, respectively, have pledge support for efforts to augment the US government’s efforts to help India deal with this medical emergency.
“Devastated to see the worsening Covid crisis in India. Google & Googlers are providing Rs 135 crore ($18 million) in funding to @GiveIndia and @Unicef for medical supplies, orgs supporting high-risk communities and grants to help spread critical information,” Pichai tweeted.
Nadella tweeted: “I am heartbroken by the current situation in India. I’m grateful the U.S. government is mobilizing to help. Microsoft will continue to use its voice, resources, and technology to aid relief efforts, and support the purchase of critical oxygen concentration devices.”
So, deft diplomacy, strong bipartisan support and robust backing from the American corporate sector for India have helped avert what could have been diplomatically embarrassing situation for both countries.