Cabinet approves MoU between India and Bahrain on cooperation in outer space

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Bahrain on cooperation in outer space
Cabinet approves MoU between India and Bahrain on cooperation in outer space

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Bahrain on cooperation in outer space

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bahrain on cooperation in the exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes.

The MoU was signed on March 11, 2019 at Bengaluru by India and on March 28, 2019 at Manama by Bahrain.

This MoU shall enable potential interest areas of cooperation, including space science, technology, and applications such as remote sensing of the earth, satellite communication, and satellite-based navigation, space science and planetary exploration, use of spacecraft and space systems and ground system, and the application of space technology.
This MoU would lead to set up a Joint Working Group, drawing members from DOS/ISRO and the Bahrain National Space Science Agency (NSSA) of the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain, which will further work out the plan of action including the time-frame and the means of implementing this MoU.

The signed 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.

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