IBM chief meets Maran; discusses expansion plans

New Delhi | Updated: Oct 29 2004, 05:30am hrs
Samuel J Palmisano, chairman of IT giant IBM, Thursday met Union IT and communications minister Dayanidhi Maran to discuss his companys expansion plans.

It was just a casual talk. He discussed IBMs expansion plans in India with me. They have a lot of plans for India. He had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday. They have ambitious plans for India, Mr Maran told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

However, Mr Maran declined to discuss the details of the meeting.

During his recent visit to the US, Mr Maran met a number of IT bigwigs and invited them to India.

This is Mr Palmisanos second visit to the country in the last one year.