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'Narrow minded': Minister mocked for claiming ancient Indians invented the internet

'Narrow minded': Minister mocked for claiming ancient Indians invented the internet

His reason was not facts accepted by scientific community about what took place several thousands of years ago, but that "Indians should consider their nation to be the greatest".

A high-ranking official in India is being ridiculed online for claiming that the internet and satellite technology was invented in ancient India.

He used the tale of Sanjaya, from the epic poetic tale Mahabharata, and his blow-by-blow recount of the battle of Kurukshetra to the blind king as an example that the technology must have existed. "Satellite also existed during that period", the chief minister said.

Addressing a Regional Workshop on Computerisation and Reforms at Pragna Bhawan in Agartala, the BJP chief minister said, "The Europeans and the Americans may claim that it is theirs, but it is actually our technology".

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"Internet and satellite system had existed in India lakhs of years ago". Even today in internet and software technology, we are ahead. The bad news is that his claims were met with skepticism.

In a recent goof-up, the Chief Minister of Tripura, Biplab Kumar Deb, made a blooper while talking about the Indian classic - Mahabharata. On Wednesday: "Narrow-minded people fi nd it tough to believe this".

Netizens are mocking an Indian minister who claimed that the Internet and satellite were invented hundreds of thousands of years ago by ancient Indians. The CM said he was proud that he was born in a country which had the "best communication system" and "best culture" in the whole world. I am proud of that and I think every Indian should feel proud.


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