Salient Points of PM Modi’s Opening Remarks with Heads of Government from South Asian Nations to mark the launch of South Asia Satellite on 05 May, 2017

  • Today is a historic day for South Asia…a day without precedence


  • Two years ago, India made a promise. A promise to extend the advanced space technology for the cause of growth and prosperity of our brothers and sisters in South Asia.


  • With this launch we have started a journey to build the most advanced frontier of our partnership.


  • We extend our close links into Outer Space


  • Grateful to fellow leaders from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives & Sri Lanka for joining me to celebrate this launch


  • Our coming together is a sign of our unshakeable resolve to place the needs of our peoples in the forefront


  • Through this we will achieve effective communication, better governance, better banking services & better education in remote areas


  • Space technology will touch the lives of our people in the region


  • ISRO team has led from the front in developing the South Asia Satellite as per the regions’ requirements and flawlessly launching it


  • Convinced that when we join hands & mutually share fruits of knowledge, technology & growth, we can speed up development and prosperity