India rejects Pakistan's help in SAARC satellite project

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NEW DELHI: India has rejected Pakistan's offer to provide "technical" and "monetary" support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious SAARC satellite project, maintaining that it was a "gift" by the country to its neighbours.

During a meeting of space experts from SAARC countries to discuss the modalities of the project last week, India also did not favour suggestions that it should be brought under the ambit of SAARC, asserting that deliberations at bloc level would delay the launch of the satellite on December 8, 2016, the SAARC Day when the government intends to do so.

Modi, during last SAARC Summit in Nepal in November, had announced India's decision to develop the satellite which will benefit all SAARC countries in various fields including telecommunication and tele-medicine.

After giving "cold response" to the project, an eight- member Pakistani delegation attended the Space Technology meet on June 22 which saw the presence of experts from all SAARC member states. Among the South Asian nations, Sri Lanka and Pakistan have fairly advanced space programmes.

"There was a proposal from the Pakistani side that it was ready to offer monetary and technical support. We politely declined it as the project is a gift from India to its SAARC neighbours," said a senior government official.

It has also declined demands from Pakistan that the satellite project should be taken up at the regional level. India said since it was a "gift" to its neighbours, it did not want to make it a "SAARC project".

"This would have meant deliberations and opinions from other countries and that would have taken time. The Prime Minister has specifically said that it was India's gift to its neighbours.

"There are so many other aspects that are involved. For instance, with the project comes the cost. Not all countries would be able to pay the cost and that would have held up the project. And we intend to complete by December 8, 2016, the SAARC Day," the official said.

However, the official said India was very much "open" to consultations from other SAARC nations on their requirements from the project. Several countries have given their "wish list", but the satellite would primarily be for communication purposes, the official added.

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Exactly my point, they have yet to even launch a rocket in space, they got the Chinese to built a satellite for them and called it a Pakistani satellite and now they want to give technical help. :bs::bs:
 

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They have a space program. But as usual it is a renamed version of chinese stuff.
 

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Exactly my point, they have yet to even launch a rocket in space, they got the Chinese to built a satellite for them and called it a Pakistani satellite and now they want to give technical help. :bs::bs:

you r wrong, his hole ness zaid hamid already been to moon and predicted that all world decision will taken by pakis from moon
 

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sorry paaji , forgot about his holiness. He is at this moment giving religious and military training to the Saudis from their Jail.
 

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i wonder what pakis can contribute to satellite . we can give them job of cleaners:rofl::rofl::rofl:
Exactly my point, they have yet to even launch a rocket in space, they got the Chinese to built a satellite for them and called it a Pakistani satellite and now they want to give technical help. :bs::bs:
yeah they launched their first satellite with help of chinese, and called it paki chinese friendship, but that satellite was chinese built too,

because that was 5 years ago,

india launches roughly 5 satellites per year,

its been 5 years since last paki satellite launch,
and if paki became so good at building satellites what are they doing for last five years and what are they doing now,

no other satellite for last five years ???

where is the second satellite ???

and also what about the first satellite ??? whats its status ???

what happened to paki chinese friendship ???
 

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sorry paaji , forgot about his holiness. He is at this moment giving religious and military training to the Saudis from their Jail.
or giving fellatio to his saudi inmates :rofl: :rofl:
 

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There is nothing that al bakis can contribute to a satellite other then suicide bombing the the satellite to dust.......
 

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I changed my opinion.
Pakistan can help us in this satellite project.
They can help us in developing self destructive mode.
They are good at it and doing it since their independence.
 

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