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Usage of NaviC system has increased in India

Dec 2022 | No Comment

The Government of India has informed that the usage of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (NaviC system) has increased in India.

In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said, NavIC finds utilization in national projects like public vehicle safety, power grid synchronization, real-time train information system, fishermen safety, etc.

Other upcoming initiatives viz. common alert protocol-based emergency warning, time dissemination, geodetic network, unmanned aerial vehicles, etc. are in the process of adopting NavIC system, the Minister informed.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, many mobile phone models in the country are already having NavIC compatibility. Department of Space is constantly engaged with the manufacturers of mobile phones and chipsets to support them technically for adding NavIC compatibility in their devices.

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