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Swaraj congratulates Bangladesh on first communications satellite launch

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Swaraj today congratulated on the launch of its first communications satellite, the

The satellite was launched yesterday on an updated version of the Falcon 9 rocket from in the US.

"Heartiest Congratulations to the Government and people of on the launch of Bangabandhu satellite (sic)," Swaraj tweeted.

and share a robust space cooperation.

Last year, launched the Communication Satellite, which was called an "invaluable gift" to its neighbours.

The satellite provides communication and disaster support to regional countries: India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and

was not a part of the project as it had shown reluctance to join the initiative.

In another tweet to Swaraj, a person who identified himself on the as Bhavyesh Vora said he lost his passport in in Hungary, but the there promptly issued an emergency certificate to him.

"@SushmaSwaraj Mam we lost our passport in and we register FIR at 2 pm and and by evening we got Emergency Certificate from Embassy of India, We really thankful to them and appreciate their cooperation, for moment also we didn't feel that we are away from home (sic)," Vora said.

In response to the tweet, Swaraj said: "Rahul - I am proud of you. This is the treatment Indian nationals deserve. @IndiaInHungary."

is the Indian to

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 19:45 IST