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Elon Musk: Elon Musk defers India visit until after elections

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Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk has postponed his India trip and may visit the country only after the elections, sources in the know of the development told ET.
Confirming the development, Musk said: “Unfortunately, very heavy Tesla obligations require that the visit to India be delayed, but I do very much look forward to visiting later this year”.

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Musk was scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi early next week. He was also scheduled to meet senior officials from the state governments where Tesla might set up an electric vehicle assembly unit and other space-tech startup executives.

The space-tech startup executives, who were scheduled to meet the Tesla chief on Monday, were informed early morning on Saturday that their meeting with Musk stood cancelled.

“We have not been told the new dates of the meeting. It may happen only after the elections,” a government official told ET.

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On Monday, Musk was scheduled to meet spacetech startups such as Agnikul Cosmos, Bellatrix Aerospace, Skyroot Aerospace, Dhruva Space, Pixxel, SatSure and Digantara to meet Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk in New Delhi.

According to sources, Musk was scheduled to meet senior executives from the government to discuss the finer details and requirements of setting up the EV car assembly plant and Starlink internet service.

Starlink is a satellite constellation operated by Starlink Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of SpaceX, providing internet coverage to over 70 countries. It also aims to provide global mobile broadband.