K.Sivan, President of the Indian Space Exploration Agency, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of French CNES, signed the agreement in Bengaluru. `The CNES-ISRO agreement [intends to set up an operational system for the detection, identification and tracking of ships in the Indian Ocean]. [It] provides for the establishment of a maritime surveillance centre in India next May; share existing satellite data processing capabilities and the joint development of associated algorithms,” the CNES statement said. This agreement comes a year after the vast cooperation plan initiated by the two governments during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron last March. ISRO and CNES have signed an agreement for the creation of a maritime surveillance centre in the country. The agreement provides for the establishment of an operational system for the detection, identification and tracking of ships in the Indian Ocean, the establishment of a maritime surveillance centre in India, the sharing of existing satellite data processing capabilities and the joint development of related algorithms. ISRO and CNES will build a constellation of satellites for maritime surveillance to identify and track ships in the Indian Ocean. The national space agency ISRO and its French counterpart, CNES, concluded an agreement on Wednesday in May to set up a common maritime surveillance system in the country. “The CNES-ISRO agreement, which is to provide an operational system for the detection, identification and tracking of ships in the Indian Ocean, provides for the establishment of a maritime surveillance centre in India,” the statement said. In addition to France, India has signed an agreement with Russia for its ambitious project for a humanity mission in space “Gaganyaan”, after which three Indians will visit space by 2022. The agreement was signed by Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES, and Sivan K, President of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
Studies on this project have been underway since President Emmanuel Macron`s state visit to India in March 2018. In order to further strengthen relations in this area, the Indian and French space agencies have signed an agreement on the construction of a constellation of maritime surveillance satellites to identify and track ships in the Indian Ocean. ISRO and CNES have signed an agreement to train Indian scientists for the “Gaganyaan” project at the Toulouse Space Center in France. Indian scientists are also trained at CADMOS, a center for the development of weightlessness applications and space operations, and the MEDES Space Clinic in France. India has also signed an agreement with Russia for the Gaganyaan project. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit to France, the space agencies of the two nations – CNES and ISRO – signed an agreement on Thursday to develop a constellation of satellites. These satellites will carry telecommunications (automation identification system), radars and optical remote sensing instruments intended to be the first space system in the world to be able to continuously track ships. It will have a revisit capability that will make it possible to carry out acquisitions several times a day to detect oil tides and track their origin.
Formal cooperation agreements in the form of agreements or memoranda of understanding (MoU) or framework agreements have been signed with Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Norway, Peru, Portugal. Republic of Korea, Russia, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sultanate of Oman, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Netherlands, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam. . . .