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NEW DELHI: The launch of passenger ferry service between Tamil Nadu’s Nagapattinam and Sri Lanka’s Kankesanthurai ‘truly’ a big step for people-to-people contact between India and Sri Lanka, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on October 14.
Jaishankar virtually joined the launch of the ferry services that was flagged off by Union Minister of Ports Sarbananda Sonowal at Nagapattinam.
“But the occasion is more than just a ferry launch. It is an affirmation of the people-centric policies of the Modi Government that have helped both those in Tamil Nadu and those in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province,” he added.
Jaishankar termed India’s Neighbourhood First policy a generous and far-sighted approach to approximate nations with a focus on connectivity, cooperation and contacts. He said that India’s approach is visible in the Chennai-Jaffna flights that have been sanctioned by PM Modi.