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A new draft policy by Department of Space (DoS), Government of India.

Recognizes that Space based navigation /augmentation system is essentially a public good which has to be accessible to all users.

It plans for continuity of NavIC and GAGAN services, ensuring compatibility and interoperability with other GNSS/SBAS signals.

It intends to work towards expanding the coverage from regional to global to ensure availability of the NavIC standalone signal in any part of the world.

The DoS will continue to work with ITU for frequency allocation.

It will also take part in the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS), International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Indian Space Research Organisation will provide technical support for academic institutions in GNSS research and applications.

It endeavors to align the NavIC and GAGAN Services with Government of India’s Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self Reliant India) initiative.

Self-reliance in the context of GNSS will no doubt be a big achievement,

With Indians relying on NaVIC as they do on GPS!

Bal Krishna, Editor

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