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New satellite to be launched to monitor Pak and Bangla borders

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch a exclusive satellite for the home ministry to help it further strengthen its frontiers with Pakistan and Bangladesh among others.

According to an official statement issued, The move is part of recommendations made by a task force on the use of space technology in improving border management which have been accepted by home minister Rajnath Singh. To execute the project in a time bound manner, a short, medium and long-term plan has been proposed for implementation in five years in close coordination with the ISRO and the defence ministry. Major recommendations of the report are to build capacity in border guarding forces to use space resources for security, operational planning and border infrastructure development. In short term, immediate needs of border guarding forces will be met by procurement of high resolution imagery and hiring of bandwidth for communications. In mid-term, one satellite is being launched by the ISRO for exclusive use of the MHA.

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