Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb on Tuesday claimed that internet and satellite are not something new but existed since the Mahabharata era.
Speaking at a Regional Workshop on Computerisation and Reforms at Pragna Bhawan in Agartala, Deb said that the internet was invented by India lakhs of years ago.
"Internet and satellite communication had existed in the days of Mahabharata. How could Sanjaya (the charioteer of King Dhritarashtra) give a detailed account and description to the blind king about the battle of Kurukshetra? It means internet was there, the satellites and that technology was there in this country at that time," he said.
The BJP leader said that the European nations and the United States may claim that it is their invention, but it is actually India's technology.