Last Updated : Friday, January 10, 2020 01:25:23

CABINET nods INDO-MONGOL pact on Co-op in usage of outer space

NEW DELHI | RAJKOT – In a press-release issued by Press Information Bureau (PIB) of India – press & publicity arm of Indian Government, it read of Cabinet having approved agreement between India and Mongolia on co-operation in the Exploration and Usage of outer space for Peaceful and Civilian purposes.

The press-release titled, “Cabinet approves agreement between India and Mongolia on Cooperation in the Exploration and Uses of Outer Space for Peaceful and Civilian Purposes,” further read that, The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for an Agreement between Government of the Republic of India and Government of Mongolia on Cooperation in the Exploration and Uses of Outer Space for Peaceful and Civilian Purposes.

The Agreement was signed at New Delhi on 20 September 2019 during the state visit of the President of Mongolia to India.


DETAILS OF AGREEMENT


  • This Agreement shall enable pursuing the following potential interest areas of cooperation such as, space science, technology and applications including 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 application of space technology.
  • The Agreement would lead to set up a Joint Working Group, drawing members from DOS/ISRO and Communications and Information Technology Authority of the Government of Mongolia, which will further work out the plan of action including the time-frame and the means of implementing this Agreement.

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS


The financial arrangements to cover expenses for the co-operative activities undertaken within the framework of this Agreement will be jointly decided by the respective Participants on a case-by-case basis subject to the availability of funds.

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