Satellite-based surveillance system to be operational in India by 2007

Satellite-based surveillance system to be operational in India by 2007

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India would have a satellite-based military surveillance and reconnissance (SBS) system in place by 2007, Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee told Lok Sabha this week. According to his statement the programme is in advanced stage of development. The project is a joint venture between the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) and Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO).

Experts said setting up of extensive ground-based surveillance systems, hooked up to the country’s remote sensing satellites, would give the country a capability to keep a watch on all explosive spots, missile silos and movements in the neighbourhood as well as sudden military build-ups.