India’s Military Satellites – A Review

As a premier space faring nation, India has been relatively slow in deploying satellites for exclusive use by the armed forces commonly known as military satellites. One of the factors was sanctions and restrictions imposed by the major space powers so to say the United States and Russia (Soviet Union) from time to time mainly in terms of providing technology for launch vehicles. However contributions of these nations particularly Russia (Soviet Union) in developing India’s space capabilities in general in the civil spectrum remains substantial. The denial of technologies prevented the deployment of heavy satellites which can carry military payload. These inhibitions are now removed and India’s stated capabilities are to launch up to 2 tonnes by the Geo-Stationery Launch Vehicle (GSLV). Role of Military Satellites................................

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