According to Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar, it is expected that by March of this year, a total of five to seven countries will have agreed to implement technology platforms that have been developed in India, such as the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and Aadhaar. This adoption of these technologies is believed to help accelerate the process of digitization within these countries.

At the India Stack Developer Conference, the minister announced that the Prime Minister has made the decision to extend technology platforms to other countries in order to aid them in the acceleration of digitization. The minister went on to state that he anticipates a total of 5-7 countries from around the world to sign up and adopt these platforms by the months of February or March.

The government has laid out plans to extend its hand to various nations and offer them a comprehensive technology stack, which includes the likes of Aadhaar, UPI, Digi Locker, Co-Win, GeM, and GSTN, as a part of its responsibility as the G20 Presidency. This move is expected to not only benefit the countries in question but also Indian startups and system integrators, as they stand to gain from this exercise.

The government of India is taking a proactive approach to the digitization efforts of other countries, by providing them access to the technology stack that has been developed and implemented in India. This move is in line with the government’s responsibility as the G20 Presidency and is aimed at promoting the sharing of knowledge and resources among nations.

The technology stack on offer includes Aadhaar, which is the world’s largest biometric ID system, UPI, a real-time payment system, Digi Locker, a digital locker system, Co-Win, a platform for the management of COVID-19 vaccination, GeM, a government e-marketplace, and GSTN, a system for the management of goods and services tax.