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Today is historic day for South Asia, a day without precedence, says PM Modi on South Asian satellite launch | Top quotes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Friday Described The Launch Of The South Asian Satellite By India As A “historic Moment' And Said It Opens Up New Horizons Of Engagement Among The Countries Of The Region.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ashish Ranjan | Updated on: 05 May 2017, 06:54:38 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Image: PTI)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday described the launch of the South Asian Satellite by India as a “historic moment” and said it opens up new horizons of engagement among the countries of the region.

Hailing the scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for ensuring the successful launch, he said the satellite will greatly benefit South Asia and the region’s progress.

“Successful launch of South Asian Satellite is a historic moment. It opens up new horizons of engagement,” Modi tweeted immediately after the GSLV-F09 carrying South Asia Communication Satellite lifted off from Sriharikota spaceport.

Soon after the launch, PM Narendra Modi addressed people along with heads of Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan.

Here are the top quotes of head of states on the launch of the South Asian Satellite:

# This launch tells us that even the sky is not the limit when it comes to regional cooperation: PM Narendra Modi

# I thank each one of you for your words: PM Narendra Modi

# May this initiative support people in all regions, enhance economic conditions & help eliminating poverty:  Sri Lanka President

# This initiative will provide assistance to many priority areas of the region: Sri Lanka President

# It is an honour to congratulate you on this historic occasion: Sri Lanka President 

# This will be helpful to provide communication services in the mountain and hilly regions of Nepal: PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal

# We extend hearty congratulations to PM Modi and Government of India. This will enhance connectivity: PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal

# 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas', says President Abdulla Yameen

# We must work for common good, better economic opportunities: President Abdulla Yameen

# This launch is an example of India's 'neighbour first policy': President Abdulla Yameen

# Gives me immense pleasure to be a part of this occasion. On behalf of the Maldives my gratitude to PM Modi & India: President Abdulla Yameen

# This gift from India is an example of true friendship and cooperation. It will bring common progress of our region: Bhutan PM

# Launch of this satellite, our satellite, augurs well for our region and for nations like Bhutan: Bhutan PM

# My heartfelt thanks to the visionary leader, PM Modi for dedicating it to the common progress of the South Asian region: Bhutan PM

# Launch of the South Asia satellite historic moment for the world, it ushers in a new era of regional cooperation: Bhutan PM

# Betterment of our people can happen through fruitful engagement: PM Sheikh Hasina

# On today's auspicious occasion, I congratulate the Government of India (for the successful launch): PM Sheikh Hasina

# Happy to be able to talk to PM Narendra Modi & other esteemed leaders: PM Sheikh Hasina

# Development must be citizen centric. Today's development is child centred and women centred, it makes governance accessible: President Ashraf Ghani

# Through this cooperation, we have to work for the poor and the deprived: President Ashraf Ghani

# Convinced that when we join hands & mutually share fruits of knowledge, technology & growth, we can speed up development and prosperity: PM Modi

# ISRO team has led from the front in developing the South Asia Satellite as per the regions' requirements and flawlessly launching it: PM Modi

# Space technology will touch the lives of our people in the region: PM Modi

# Through this we will achieve effective communication, better governance, better banking services & better education in remote areas: PM Modi

# Our coming together is a sign of our unshakeable resolve to place the needs of our people in the forefront: PM Modi

# Grateful to fellow leaders from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives & Sri Lanka for joining me to celebrate this launch: PM Modi

# We extend our close links into Outer Space: PM Modi

# With this launch we have started a journey to build the most advanced frontier of our partnership: PM Modi

# A promise to extend the advanced space technology for the cause of growth and prosperity of our brothers and sisters in South Asia: PM Modi

# Two years ago, India made a promise: PM Modi

# Today is a historic day for South Asia...a day without precedence: PM Modi

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First Published : 05 May 2017, 06:00:00 PM