PM Modi and Sheikh Hasina thehindu
The leasing of international bandwidth for Internet at Akhaura (Bangladesh) to Agartala will allow people of Tripura to avail more reliable net connectivity.
Currently Tripura is connected solely through the Siliguri corridor.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina launched the twin links through video conference.
PM Modi described the step as historic as he nudged Dhaka to join the space cooperation with India.
“Today we are doing electricity and digital connectivity… we have to cooperate in space too. It is our desire that Bangladesh joins India in space satellite mission too,” he said.