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India’s Strategic Guardian of the Sky: IRNSS

Updated: Aug 31, 2022

Vithiyapathy P.During Kargil War, India realised its inevitable need for developing its own Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS), to meet both civil and military requirements. The unique stationary indigenous Hawk-eye: IRNSS will effectively assist India in monitoring, aviation and military operations in the region. Its precision guidance will ensure uninterrupted service for both civil and military needs. By this success, India becomes a country that stands by its own technology in GNSS and SBAS. Therefore, IRNSS adds a feather in a crown of India’s technological advancement.Vithiyapathy P.: Vithiyapathy P. is a Research Officer at the Chennai Centre for China Studies. He has studied B.E in Computer Science. He pursued his M.A in Defence and Strategic Studies and M. Phil in Centre for South and Southeast Asia Studies from the University of Madras. His primary fields of interests are maritime issues, foreign policy, defence and strategic analysis. The main empirical focus of his research is on South and Southeast Asia and the wider Asian region.

Contents Foreword 1. Historical Analysis 2. Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, standing second from left in military suit 3. IRNSS Constellation 4. Operations of IRNSS 5. Strategic Importance of IRNSS 6. IRNSS Invincibility against Anti-satellite Missiles 7. Technical Parameters 8. IRNSS interoperability with Beidou-1 and COMPASS (Beidou-2)

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