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NEW DELHI: A week after Unified Payments Interface (UPI) was launched in France, Sri Lanka and Mauritius are the latest countries to enable the Indian digital payment system.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth and Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe virtually to witness the launch event on February 12.
RuPay cards were also introduced in Mauritius on the sidelines of this launch.“Given India’s robust cultural and people-to-people linkages with Sri Lanka and Mauritius, the launch will benefit a wide cross-section of people through a faster and seamless digital transaction experience and enhance digital connectivity between the countries,” said a release from the PMO.
Indians visiting the two countries will be able to use UPI to make payments while Mauritians travelling to India will also be able to use it. The extension of RuPay services will also enable Mauritian banks to issue RuPay cards and use them for settlements in both India and Mauritius.