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”India to have geo-augmented navigation system by 2014”

India: The Indian Ministry of Defense has announced that the country will put in place the GPS aided geo augmented navigation (Gagan), a regional satellite-based augmentation system, by the end of 2014. “The country’s mission to send six more satellites by 2014 would be complete as the country moved towards introduction of modern communication, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management system,” said Avinash Chander, Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Defense, and Secretary Department of Defense.

“We have been dependant on Global Positioning Systems of other countries till now and we will have our own indigenously built GPS by the end of 2014. The navigation system will help monitor and navigate long range Agni missiles, nuclear submarines and warships with accuracy,” added Chander.

Source: The Hindu