Congress’ Re­vival to Start from K’taka

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New Delhi: The Afghanistan gov­ern­ment has re­quested In­dia to launch a spe­cial satel­lite ex­clu­sively for its use, three months af­ter In­dia launched the Kar­natakaSouth Asian chief Satel­lite.Them­i­nis­ter Sid­dara­ma­iahAfghan Min­istrysays he of Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions and Tech­nol­ogy re­cently

will stop the BJP in Kar­nataka and the Congress’ made such a re­quest to the In­dian gov­ern­ment, of­fi­cials re­vival in in the the Afghan coun­try gov­ern­men­twill start from told his ET. state. In

Afghanistanan in­ter­view to min­is­ter Sowmya SyedAji, he Ah­mad­said Shah Sa­dat re­cently anti-in­cum­ben­cymet In­dian and Am­bas­sador­sup­port to gau Man­preet rak­shaks Vohra in will Kabul re­sult to in makea back­lashthe re­quest. against It Primeis not Min­is­teryet clear if Kabul Naren­dra wants Modito usein 2019 a ded­i­catedand in­sisted satel­lite thatto track ter­ror­ist hide­outs. The min­is­ter and the In­dian en­voy

Congress vice-pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi has pub­lic dis­cussed open­ing of a terminal for Afghanistan in the ac­cept­abil­i­tySouth Asia as Satel­lite,a leader. an­oth­erEdited ex­cerpts:spe­cial satel­lite

Can you stop the BJP’s plans to wrest Kar­nataka from the Congress? and In­dia-as­sisted small devel­op­ment projects.

A MoU would be signed soon to let Afghanistan ben­e­fit from South Asia Satel­lite. Two of the 12 transpon­ders will be pro­vided to Afghanistan and the satel­lite will be used in ar­eas of telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions, tele­vi­sion ser­vices, agri­cul­ture, mines and other sec­tors. A spe­cial satel­lite sta­tion in Kabul is also un­der con­struc­tion.

InMaythisyear,AfghanPres­i­dent Ashraf Ghani had joined other South Asian lead­ers in wel­com­ing the launch of a South Asian Satel­lite by In­dia for South Asian na­tions, call­ing it a ma­jor step in re­gional co­op­er­a­tion.

It is not yet clear if Kabul wants to use a ded­i­cated satel­lite to track ter­ror­ist hide­outs

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