Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

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