India launches Navigation Satellite – enters exclusive GPS Club

INTERSnavisatWith the launch of its 7th and final satellite in a series India moved closer to realising its own navigation satellite system similar to the American Global Positioning System (GPS) , or the UK’s SatNav.

PM Modi who watched the launch on a live video link congratulated scientists at ISRO and said the system will make India independent in navigation. The world will know the system as Navic.

He said ‘The launch made India one of 5 countries in the world to have its own network of navigational satellites, and the system will also be made available to neighbouring South Asian countries.