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GAGAN likely to be operational this year

The GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system being developed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in association with ISRO will be operational within a year. The AAI decided to implement an indigenous satellite based regional GPS augmentation system, also known as Space-based Augmentation System (SBAS), as part of the Satellite Based Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/ Air Traffic Management (ATM) plan for civil aviation. The Indian SBAS is called GAGAN.