Cabinet approves MoU between India, Brunei Darussalam for cooperation in Space Research, Science and Applications


New Delhi. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Brunei Darussalam on Cooperation in the operation of Telemetry Tracking and Telecommand station for satellite and launch vehicles, and for cooperation in the field of Space Research, Science and Applications.

The MoU was signed in New Delhi on July 19 this year.

The MoU enables India to continue to operate, maintain and augment its ground station meant for supporting India’s launch vehicle and satellite missions. This would also help India to share its experience and expertise in space activities through training of officials and students from Brunei Darussalam on space technology applications.

Cooperation with Brunei Darussalam through this MoU would lead to operation, maintenance and augmentation of Indian Ground Station to support India’s launch vehicle and satellite missions. Thus all sections and regions of the country will get benefited.

The MoU would provide impetus to explore newer research activities in ground station operations and training on space technology applications.