Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday jointly dedicated the second cross border transmission interconnection system between the two countries via video-conferencing. This move will link Surjyamaninagar in India's northeastern Tripura state with South Comilla in Bangladesh.
Both leaders also dedicated the transmission of 10 GBPS internet connectivity between Cox Bazaar in Bangladesh, and Agartala. Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Modi hailed this as a historic moment in the ties between both nations recalling the warm association that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman shared with India. He welcomed the many avenues of cooperation that have opened up between the two countries in recent times and praised Hasina for taking forward Bangabandhu's vision and thoughts.
Prime Minister Modi said that the opening up of the new internet gateway in the eastern part of India would greatly benefit the north-eastern states by giving a boost to communication in the region. He also highlighted the multiple channels of increased connectivity between the two countries in recent times, including road connectivity and digital connectivity. Prime Minister Modi offered all support to Bangladesh for the launch of its Bangabandhu satellite. He also extended his best wishes to the cricket teams of both countries for the World T-20 cricket match scheduled that evening.