German Chancellor Angela Merkel is all set to visit Bengaluru on Tuesday along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend an event organised by Nasscom on Industry 4.0 and to visit the Bosch facility in the city.
The two leaders will also participate in an event on information and communication technologies (ICT), where they are likely to interact with Wipro chairman Azim Premji and Infosys founder Narayan Murthy, according to IANS.
"A large visiting German delegation, including ministers and business heads, will be present on the occasion to exchange views on entrepreneurship and start-ups to fuel our ICT products and services for domestic and global markets," a senior Nasscom official told IANS.
Merkel is also likely to discuss the Modi government's 'Make in India' and 'Digital India' initiatives during the events in Bengaluru.
"The India-Germany meeting with Modi and Merkel will provide a boost to the Indian IT industry's engagement with German industry's 4.0 thrust, as engineering has been the fastest growing segment in the IT industry," Nasscom president R Chandrashekhar was quoted as saying by the news agency.
Modi and Merkel will then visit the facility of German auto company Bosch, where they will look at engineering and innovation along with skill development.
On Monday, India and Germany signed 18 MoUs in the fields of security and education, and to put in place a fast-track system for German companies in India.
Merkel arrived in India on Sunday mainly to attend the third Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) between India and Germany.
[With inputs from IANS]