How Pakistan responded to India’s successful launch of South Asian GSAT-9 satellite

India on Friday fulfilled its promise to launch a communications satellite in order to serve the needs of all the countries in South Asia. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during 2014 SAARC summit in Kathmandu, had made the commitment to launch the satellite.

PM Modi called the successful launch of ISRO’s GSLV-F09, carrying the South Asia Satellite (GSAT-9), from at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, a “gift to SAARC nations.” The prime minister further thanked the leaders of the neighbouring nations – Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen, Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena –who joined the satellite launch event via video conferencing along with Modi. Pakistan was not a part of the project. Read More…


Credit By : The Indian Express

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