Communication with ground systems started as soon as it reached space.
It will help in monitoring the sea area of Indian Ocean region.
New Delhi, 28 February: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Sunday also sent the ‘Sindhu Netra’ surveillance satellite of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) into space along with 19 satellites.
After being successfully deployed in space, the satellite has also started communication with ground systems. This DRDO satellite will help in monitoring the sea area of the Indian Ocean region and will also keep an eye on the border of China and Pakistan.
The ‘Sindhu Netra’ satellite has been developed by a team of young scientists from DRDO to boost the country’s surveillance capabilities to monitor military warships and merchant shipping activities in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). It is capable of automatically identifying warships and merchant ships operating in the IOR.
Meanwhile, the satellite has also started communication with ground systems after successfully deploying to space from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh at 10:30 am today. The satellite can also help monitor the South China Sea or the Gulf and the adjoining maritime areas of the Gulf of Aden if needed.
The DRDO sources say the ‘Sindhu Netra’ is the first in a series of satellites that will help enhance its surveillance capabilities on land in the Ladakh region with China and border areas with Pakistan.
The satellite will keep a close watch on the activities of the Chinese Army along all the Indian territories along the 3,488 km long Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Indian security agencies feel that four more such satellites are needed which can help in keeping an eye on every move of the enemy.
In view of the traditional pattern of changing war in the world and ‘Modern War’, it has been decided to unite the three forces on the lines of China and America. There are a total of five commands to be formed, of which three commands will play an important role in space to cyberspace and ground wars.
Along with the establishment of the Defense Space Agency (DSA) in this sequence, the government has also created the Defense Space Research Organization (DSRO) to see the potential of space materials. The space arm of the defense forces is to be strengthened in the near future.
The Defense Space Agency is formed by combining the three armies of the Indian Armed Forces with its headquarters in Bengaluru (Karnataka). This agency is tasked with operating India’s space warfare and satellite intelligence assets. The agency hopes to be converted into a full-size tri-service military command in the future. The command will be headed by CDS, the head of the military forces.