Elon Musk breaks silence on delaying India visit

Musk was expected to discuss efforts to enter Indian market with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Elon Musk to delay India visit amid very heavy Tesla obligations. — X/@cb_doge
Elon Musk to delay India visit amid 'very heavy Tesla obligations'. — X/@cb_doge

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Saturday revealed the reason behind the untimely postponement of his visit to India that he announced earlier this month.

Musk, 52, wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter: "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."

The tech billionaire explained the reason for the delay in response to another post on X announcing that Musk's visit to India, which was "originally scheduled for April 21 and 22" had been postponed. 

The post also cited "Tesla's earnings call on April 23" as the potential reason for the delay.

Earlier this month, Musk announced on X that he was looking forward to meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 73, in India, garnering much attention worldwide.

Many suspected that the tech billionaire might be visiting India to propose setting up manufacturing facilities for Tesla in the country as people linked his X post to a notification from the Union government from a few weeks ago.

The notification was about a new electric vehicle manufacturing policy that allows the government to give duty concessions to electric car companies committing to make in India.

Furthermore, the SpaceX CEO was supposed to be in India for 48 hours, meeting the PM, space startups, and business leaders.

The postponement of the tech mogul’s visit comes ahead of major elections in the country with Modi likely to win but, with the model code of conduct in place, a formal announcement on Starlink may not happen, according to Business Today.