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Cabinet approves MoU between India and Bhutan on Cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space

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  • December 31, 2020
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Cabinet approves MoU between India and Bhutan on Cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II –International relations

In news 

  • The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the India and Bhutan on Cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. 

Key takeaways 

  • This MoU shall enable India and Bhutan to pursue cooperation in potential interest areas, 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 application of space technology.
  • This MoU would lead to set up a Joint Working Group which will further work out the plan of action including the time-frame and the means of implementation
  • The signed MoU will provide Impetus to explore cooperation 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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