IAF to have its own satellite!


  • The Ministry of Defence has  approved a proposal to procure a GSAT-7C satellite and related equipment for the Indian Air Force (IAF) at a cost of Rs 2,236 crore.
  • The decision to clear the procurement was taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
  • The induction of the GSAT-7C satellite and ground hubs for software-defined radios (SDRs) will enhance the ability of our armed forces to communicate beyond Line of Sight among one another in all circumstances in a secure mode.
  •  First dedicated satellite for the Indian Air Force and Indian Army, GSAT 7A  was launched on 19 December 2018, 

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