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PM Modi, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina jointly dedicate India-Bangladesh Power Grid Transmission Line
India-Bangladesh speed up internet connectivity at 10 GBPS between Cox Bazaar in Bangladesh, and Agartala
Internet connectivity between India-Bangladesh to benefit the north-eastern states, boost communication in the region
PM Modi expresses happiness about BBIN road connectivity and other digital connectivity

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, today jointly dedicated via video-conferencing, the second cross border transmission interconnection system between India and Bangladesh. This will link Surjyamaninagar in Tripura with South Comilla in Bangladesh.

The two leaders also dedicated the transmission of 10 GBPS internet connectivity between Cox Bazaar in Bangladesh, and Agartala.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister hailed this as a historic moment in India-Bangladesh ties. He recalled 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 the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, for taking forward Bangabandhu’s vision and thoughts.

The Prime Minister said he attaches tremendous importance to the opening up of the new internet gateway in the eastern part of India, and said it would greatly benefit the North-eastern states by giving a boost to communication in the region. He highlighted the multiple channels of increased connectivity between the two countries in recent times, including road connectivity and digital connectivity.

The Prime Minister offered all support to Bangladesh, for the launch of the Bangabandhu satellite. He extended best wishes to the cricket teams of both countries for the T-20 cricket match today.

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Defence Minister of Japan calls on the Prime Minister
August 20, 2018
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Mr. Itsunori Onodera, Defence Minister of Japan, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. Prime Minister Modi recalled his long association with Japan, since before assuming office as Prime Minister, and welcomed the broadening and deepening of the Special Strategic and Global Partnership between India and Japan in recent years.

Prime Minister Modi said that Defence Cooperation is a key pillar of the relationship between India and Japan. He welcomed the strengthening of various defence dialogue mechanisms between the two countries, and the enhanced linkages between the armed forces of India and Japan. The Prime Minister also appreciated the progress in defence technology cooperation between the two countries.

Prime Minister Modi warmly recalled the successful visit of Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, to India last year, and said that he is looking forward to visiting Japan later this year.