Indian government approves budgetary support for national GPS-aided navigation system (GAGAN)

April 4, 2011 at 10:34 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: The Hindu

The government on Tuesday approved a one time grant as budgetary support for implementation of GPS-aided Geo Augmented Navigation system (GAGAN).

The prestigious project, being developed jointly by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), would place India in the fourth position along with the U.S., Europe and Japan to have such an advanced navigation system.

“The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a one-time grant-in-aid of Rs. 378 crore from the Government Budgetary Support (GBS) for implementation of the GAGAN project,” an official release said. The project was expected to be ready for operational use by May, 2013, it said. [Full story]

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