External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar today said technology has always been a double-edged sword. Addressing the opening of the Global Technology Summit 2021 via video conference, Dr Jaishankar said technology has opened up new vistas of progress just as it has helped create greater vulnerabilities and threats.
He added that technology has also been a great differentiator and has determined the fate of countries. The Minister said, mastery of key domains has become an expression of power and influence. He stressed that technology is today a metric to measure national standing like never before.
Delivering the inaugural address at the Summit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said India and UK will help shape a new technology age based on principles of freedom and openness and peace. He said Britain and India are working together on 5G, telecom and green technology.