Internet, Satellite existed since Mahabharata era: Tripura CM

Tripura CM Biplap Deb
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Agartala, April 18: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb created a buzz saying internet and satellite are not something new but existed since the Mahabharata era.

Addressing a Regional Workshop on Computerisation and Reforms at Pragna Bhawan in Agartala, Deb claimed that the internet was invented by India lakhs of years ago.

“Internet and satellite communication had existed in the days of Mahabharata. How could Sanjaya (the charioteer of King Dhritarashtra) give a detailed account and description to the blind king about the battle of Kurukshetra? It means internet was there, the satellites and that technology was there in this country at that time,” he asserted.

The BJP leader said that the European nations and the United States may say that it is their invention, but it is actually India’s technology.

“Internet and satellite system had existed in India during lakhs of years ago. The richest culture belongs to our nation and I feel proud of it. Even today in internet and software technology, we are ahead. See Microsoft, it may be a U.S. company but most of its engineers are all from our country,” he further said.

The Tripura Chief Minister viewed that since the era of the Mahabharata, India was at number one in technology but somehow in the middle, it got lost.

“But, again today India has regained its position in technology in the world and it can be proved from the fact that a large number of software engineers play a vital role in the US companies,” Deb stated.


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