Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Afghanistan on Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
The Union Cabinet has approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Afghanistan on cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.
The MoU envisages cooperation between both countries for application of space technologies in various sectors. It will cover agriculture, education, weather forecasting, rural health, telecommunications, urban development, sanitation, resource mapping navigation, remote sensing and any other areas mutually agreed upon.
Benefits of the MoU
- Develop space sector in Afghanistan and making it self-reliant in space sector
- Burnish India’s credentials as a nation with advanced space technology which can assist other countries.
- Deepen bilateral ties and mutual understanding and trust between both countries. Provide India foothold in Afghanistan’s strategic space and communication sector.
- Boost high-tech jobs in both countries in both core Science & Technology and R&D fields, and also the field of implementation.