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Friday, 19 February 2016 - 12:53
Sri Lanka signs up for India’s Saarc satellite programme
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More than a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi first mooted the idea during the 18th Saarc summit held in Nepal in 2014,sri lanka is the only country that has formally agreed to join the SAARC satellite project.

An official has told 'Times Of India' that the remaining six members, including Pakistan, have only given their approval in principle.

The official said that the apprehension of those who have not formally joined the project is that the mission will give India an upper hand among the SAARC members both politically and scientifically.

The 2.35 billion rupee project will provide a range of applications and services to Saarc members in the areas of telecommunication, broadcasting, DTH, disaster management, tele-education and tele-medicine.

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