India is the tenth largest economy (GDP) in the world, with a growth rate of 7.1 per cent in 2011-12. India has long term ambitions to develop its capacity as a GNSS provider. The India Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the entity responsible for these activities and the systems will be entirely controlled by the government. There are two existing national systems:
In addition EU-India co-operation in GNSS is still valid and covers a very wide area from downstream & upstream applications, receiver R&D etc.
For those and many more reasons India is considered to be a very important economy for GNSS applications.
In India, the European Business Group India (EBGI) and particularly its Bangalore Chapter is the driving force behind the GNSS.asia project, bringing its own experience, network and industrial cooperation expertise to make the project a sustainable success.
More information on the GNSS background of India and the local activities related to the GNSS.asia project can be found at http://india.gnss.asia .
GNSS.asia project is funded by the European Union within the Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement no 287244.