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PM Modi Inaugurates Undersea Optical Fibre Link for Andaman & Nicobar

G Plus News | August 11, 2020 10:19 hrs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on August 10, inaugurated an undersea optical fibre project for Andaman and Nicobar Islands that promises to provide high-speed broadband connectivity at par with the service in the mainland. 

 

The inauguration of the 2,300-km submarine cable was done through video conference after which the service began on a major chunk of islands from Chennai to Port Blair and from there to Little Andamans and Swaraj Island.

PM Modi said that the role of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is very crucial and it is going to be enhanced further under India's Act-East policy.

"Under the Act-East policy, Andaman and Nicobar's role in India's strong relations with East Asian countries and other countries associated with the sea is crucial and it is going to increase," he said.

The foundation stone for the project was laid on December 30, 2018.

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