Mumbai: Bharat is planning for the expansion of its defence power through the launch of 50 satellites over the next five years. According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), these satellites will be placed in various orbits to enhance geo-intelligence data gathering, monitor troop movements, and capture images of extensive areas. The announcement was made by the Chairman of ISRO, S Somanath, during a Techfest held at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay).
The country’s current satellite strength is not enough to make Bharat a powerful country. It would require “ten times what we have today.” The ability of satellites should be improved to detect changes. AI capabilities should be used to analyse, download, and save data, he said.
Satellites play a crucial role in monitoring borders and neighbouring countries, contributing to national security. ISRO’s commitment to building and launching satellites aims to strengthen Bharat’s defence power, S Somanath added.