Nadella said the world is moving more towards "cloud and mobile".
"Our engagement on both these fronts is what you will see if you look at what we are trying to do with the cloud. One of the unique capabilities that we have is to help build data centers that are locally available in India but yet are world class infrastructure.
"But on top of that, we also have our server infrastructure which enables every business to have their own flexibility in standing up its data centre," he added. Nadella was in India in September when he said the tech giant will offer its commercial cloud services -- Azure and Office 365 --by the end of 2015 from local data centres in India where the company sees a $2 trillion business opportunity.
"We have 10,000 partners working with us in India. We have opened up a huge opportunity for those 10,000 partners. One thing you can be sure of is that for every connected smartphone you need to have cloud infrastructure. We want to enable the burgeoning entrepreneurial experience of Indians. There can be no mobile-first without cloud-first world," Nadella said then.