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India to help Oman with its space programme

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Wednesday approved an agreement between and for cooperation in peaceful uses of outer space to help build the Arab country's space programme, an official statement said.

The MoU is for cooperation in areas like space science, technology and applications including of the earth, satellite-based navigation, planetary exploration, and use of spacecraft, and space and

Signed between (ISRO) and Oman's in Muscat in February, the MoU will provide impetus to explore newer research activities and application possibilities.

A four-member delegation from the visited ISRO in March 2011 and expressed its interest for collaboration to build its space programme. In May 2016, conveyed its interest to cooperate on with ISRO.

The Cabinet said the agreement, for which a Joint Working Group with members from ISRO and will be set up, will help develop a joint activity in the field of application of for benefit of humanity.



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First Published: Wed, June 06 2018. 22:12 IST