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India offers NKN programme to Afghanistan to link universities using high-speed internet

News Agencies | Updated on: 20 September 2018, 10:57 IST
Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that India wishes to help Afghanistan with the National Knowledge Network (NKN) programme, an initiative that will allow educational institutes in the war-torn country to connect using high-speed internet.

During a civic reception organised for Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani by a think tank, India Foundation, the Union Minister told Ghani, "We have got a National Knowledge Network (NKN). We have connected 1668 universities and institutes in India on high-speed internet. I wish to offer NKN in universities of your country too."

He further said that some of the Indian programmes such as e-hospitals, e-scholarship, digital literacy initiative can be extended to neighbouring country Afghanistan.

During his one-day visit to India, Ghani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the progress of the multi-faceted India-Afghanistan strategic partnership.

-ANI

First published: 20 September 2018, 10:57 IST
 
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