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ISRO launches DRDO’s “Sindhu Netra Satellite”

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launches the ”Sindhu Netra Satellite”. It was a part of ISRO’s PSLV-C51 mission.

About Sindhu Netra Satellite:

  • Developed by: Students of Bengaluru based PES University under a contract by  Research Centre Imarat, which is a part of the DRDO.
  • Purpose: The satellite is capable of automatically identifying the warships and merchant ships in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
  • Significance: The satellite enhances India’s surveillance capabilities on land borders with China and Pakistan.
  • It will be useful to identify suspicious movements of sea-faring vessels close to India’s maritime borders.
  • Furthermore, It will also be helpful in carrying out surveillance in areas such as the South China Sea or the pirate-infested areas near the Gulf of Aden and the African coast.

Source: Outlook

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