The South Asia satellite, a new communication satellite, was launched by India on Friday with the intent to interlink the South Asian countries through telecommunication and broadcasting services.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended congratulatory messages in the video conference on the launch of the satellite developed and funded entirely by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
The video conference held between the two PMs alongside the launch of the satellite, PM Dahal commented that the development of the satellite was testimony that the South Asian region attained independence in the realm of the space technology.
PM Dahal further expressed his confidence that the newly launched satellite would help boost connectivity among the South Asian countries and help elevate public life in this region.
Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki shared that the PM was also confident that the satellite which is to provide communication applications for the user countries would contribute in disaster management and scientific researches. PM stressed on taking the best possible advantages from the satellite services for the country like Nepal with geographical remoteness as he said in the congratulatory message that it would be helpful to provide communication services in the mountain and hilly regions of Nepal. Earlier in November 2014, during the 18th SAARC Summit, Indian Prime Minister Modi had pledged to launch the SAARC satellite.
On today's occasion, the Indian PM, according to Minister Karki, congratulated the people of the south Asian region and expressed his confidence that that the launch of the satellite would help address economic and development priorities.