MoU between India, Kuwait on cooperation in area of outer space

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New Delhi, Jan. 20 (ANI): The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was on Wednesday apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Department of Space/Indian Space Research Organisation (DOS/ISRO) and Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research (KISR) on cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.

The MoU will enable pursuing potential interest areas in both cooperative and commercial mode such as use of data from Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites by KISR for initiating a few research and application projects; training; and building and launching of remote sensing and communication satellites on commercial terms.

The MoU will lead to setting up of a Joint Working Group, drawing members from ISRO and KISR, which will further work out the plan of action, including the time-frame and the means of implementing this MoU.

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Cooperation with KISR through this MoU will lead to developing a joint activity in the field of application of space technology for the benefit of humanity so that all sections and regions of the country will get benefited.

The MoU will provide impetus to explore newer research activities and application possibilities in the field of remote sensing of the earth; satellite communication; satellite navigation; space science and exploration of outer space. (ANI)

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