The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) along with the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (NAVIC) has developed a new mobile app which will enable the Indian fishermen to check international water borders.
According to Rakesh Sasibhushan, Chairman and Managing Director of Antrix Corporation Ltd, a commercial arm of ISRO, the NAVIC based mobile app would ensure safety and prevent the fisherman from accidentally wading into international waters.
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The NAVIC which has seven satellites in orbit is the Indian equivalent of GPS, which provides opportunities for Indian entrepreneurs to develop Indian specific-apps.
ISRO is also coming with a specific proposal that aims at the Indian Industry. This mobile app is also planned to be launched in regional languages to help fishermen to navigate to Potential Fishing Zone(PFZ).