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Apple CEO Cook, Indian Prime Minister Modi meet in New Delhi

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FILE - In this April 30, 2015 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook responds to a question during a news conference at IBM Watson headquarters, in New York.

Modi suggested that Cook help the global community cope with the challenges of cybercrime.

Modi said that in India, "seeing is believing," and that Cook's experiences on his trip would help steer his business decisions.

The prime minister explained his Digital India initiative to Cook, identifying its three key objectives as e-education, health and increasing farmers' incomes, the statement said, adding that Modi sought support from Apple in furthering the objectives.

Cook told Modi that he appreciated the breadth of young talent in India, and that the country's youth have significant skills that Apple would like to tap, according to the statement.

He said Apple runs on 93 percent renewable energy, and spoke of plans to move Apple's entire supply chain to renewable energy.

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