India favours democratisation of global affairs of telecommunications: Prasad

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New Delhi, Oct 21: India favours democratisation and broad-basing of the global affairs of telecommunications and internet governance, Information Technology and Telecommunications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.

He was speaking Monday at the inaugural session of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Conference at Busan in South Korea, an official statement here said.

India's point of view is that ITU should take leadership and partner with UN and other international/regional organizations in executing the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) projects and programmes in developing countries.

India also wants the ITU to be the supervisory authority of Space Assets. India expressed its desire that ITU should play a more active role in the global internet governance as envisaged during the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS).

The Indian delegation has been participating in The Plenipotentiary Conference, which is the top policy-making body of the 193 member strong International Telecommunications Union. It meets once in every four years. India has also been pitching for a re-election into the ITU Council, the statement Tuesday said.


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