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Internet And Satellite Existed in India Since Mahabharata Era, Claims Tripura CM Biplab Deb

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| April 18 , 2018 , 09:53 IST

The internet has revolutionised modern life and is generally considered to have been established in the 1980s at CERN in Switzerland, but according to Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, internet and satellite have existed in India since the Mahabharata era, which took place approximately around 3000 BCE.

The Tripura CM was speaking at a Regional Workshop on Computerisation and Reforms at Pragna Bhawan in Agartala on Tuesday when Deb said 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," said CM Deb.

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The 47-year-old Biplab Deb said that while European nations and the US may claim that the internet and satellite systems are their invention, it's 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," said CM Biplab Deb.

The Tripura CM said that since the Mahabharata era India had been on the top of technology, but got lost somehow in the middle.

"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," the Chief Minister said.

Deb praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that the PM has given a big push to digitisation by making it accessible to citizens across the country.

"Our Prime Minister himself is active on social networking sites and he asks the MPs and even the Chief Ministers about their presence on social media. We are lucky enough to have a guardian-like Prime Minister," he added.