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.
Deb then added that technology was invented more than thousand years ago and that the National Informatics Centre (NIC) was just using it. Iska matlab technology tha, internet tha, satellite tha.
In a weird statement, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb has said that the internet was invented lakhs of years ago and that the technology and satellites were present during the period of Mahabharata. "In Mahabharata, Sanjay was blind but he narrated what was happening in the battlefield to Dhritarashtra anyway".
Deb was speaking at a Regional Workshop on Computerisation and Reforms at Pragna Bhawan in Agartala on Tuesday. According to Deb, who stormed to power in Tripura after decimating the Left in the recent elections, said internet and satellite communication existed during the age of Mahabharata.
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"I feel proud that I am born in a country with such advanced technology". Even today in internet and software technology, we are ahead. Many of our Microsoft engineers are working in the US and other countries.
Deb also added that PM Narendra Modi's digital push has been a success after it was made accessible to citizens across the country. Not only did the BJP eroded a 25-year-old red bastion, but also formed its first-ever government in the state.
Deb statement comes a few months after Union Minister Satypal Sing debunked Charles Darwin's theory of evolution saying it was all wrong and the changes need to reflect in India's school and college curriculum.
Earlier, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had compared Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) missiles and rockets to arrows of Lord Ram.