Monday, April 20, 2009

India launches spy satellite RISAT -2

India today announced the successful launch of RISAT-2, a spy satellite, which would help the country keep track of border movements and terrorists infiltration. Kudos to the scientist of ISRO, who made the feat look so simple. The Israeli built satellite, has advance features compared to earlier satellites, in terms of better imagery even in the worst of weather conditions, and night conditions.
Keeping in view the way Taliban, is gaining foothold in Pakistan, with the recent announcement, of their intention to make sharia the law of Pakistan, I feel it is of great strategic importance for India, to keep tab on the movements across borders, especially Pakistan.
The satellite apart from security use, will also help in disaster management, especially tracking of floods and other such natural calamities.

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