The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on 19 July 2017 apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Netherlands on cooperation in the exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes.
The MoU was signed between both the sides on 11 May 2017 and 22 May 2017 at Bangalore and The Hague respectively.
Highlights of the MoU
• It will enable the cooperation in space science, technology and applications including remote sensing of the earth; satellite communication and satellite based navigation.
• It will also allow for Space science and planetary exploration; use of spacecraft and space systems and ground system and application of space technology.
• It calls for setting up a Joint Working Group with members from Indian Space Research Organisation and the Netherlands Space Office (NSO) to work out the action plan for implementing this MoU.
• It will provide momentum to explore newer research activities and application possibilities in the field of remote sensing of the earth; satellite communication; satellite navigation and space science.
• It will develop a joint activity in the field of application of space technologies for the benefit of humanity.
Who: Union Cabinet
When: 19 July 2017
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