Facebook founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg on Fridayannouncedhe is coming to India on October 28 to host a "Townhall Q&A" session in New Delhi. Zuckerberg said he would host the event at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and answer questions from the audience as well as Facebook users around the world.

Last month, Zuckerberg hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and supported his Digital India campaign at the company headquarters in California. On Friday, Zuckerberg said India was one of Facebook’s “most active and engaged communities", with 130 million active members.

The website has been at the centre of controversy in the country because of its Free Basics venture, earlier called Internet.org, which would provide access to certain apps and online services for free. The plans have been criticised, with opponents saying this would impinge on net neutrality.