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Even before becoming the Prime Minister Narendra Modi hinted that his foreign policy will actively focus on improving ties with India's immediate neighbour’s which is being termed as neighborhood first policy in the media and he started well by inviting all heads of state/heads of government of South Asian countries in his inauguration and on the second day on office he held bilateral talks with all of them individually which was dubbed as a mini SAARC summit by the media. Later during a launch event at ISRO he has asked Indian scientists to take the endeavor to develop a dedicated SAARC satellite to share the fruits of the technology like telemedicine, e-learning etc. with the people across South Asia to complement the currently operating “Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Program” in the region.