New Delhi (Sputnik) — The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is in the process of setting up ground stations in countries like Russia, Japan and France, the space agency announced on Friday, with a view to improving the accuracy of its navigation systems.
"To improve the accuracy of the navigation system, we need ground stations at diversified locations. We are planning to have our ground stations in Russia, France and Japan," ISRO Chairman K Sivan said while addressing press in New Delhi on Friday.set up five large ground stations and more than 500 small terminals in neighbouring countries, including Bhutan, Nepal, the Maldives, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
"These stations will add more navigational accuracy. So, we are going to set up our ground stations at different locations. They have asked us to set up ground stations for them in our country as well," K Sivan added.
The Russian space agency's station will be located in the Indian city of Bangalore, while the ISRO's ground station is expected to be set up in Novosibirsk.