ISRO launches DRDO's satellite Sindhu Netra
'Sindhu Netra’, a satellite built by the DRDO to track the operations of military and merchant navy ships in the Indian Ocean Region, was launched on Sunday by the Indian Space Research Organisation.
The ISRO successfully launched Brazil's earth observation satellite Amazonia-1 and 18 co-passengers, including five designed by students, on board a Polar rocket from the Sriharikota spaceport in the first dedicated mission of its commercial arm NSIL (NewSpace India Limited).
ISRO chief Mr. K Sivan stated that the satellite was part of the PSLV-51 launch.
According to reports, satellites developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation can also track military and merchant navy ships in the Indian Ocean Region, which is significant to India's strategic and commercial priorities.
India and France have also agreed to create satellite constellations for maritime surveillance in the Indian Ocean, with the aim of identifying and monitoring ships.
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