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.
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).