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The result of this collaboration is yet to be felt as Russia still uses GPS along with GLONASS, while China only uses BeiDou.

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This MoU will enable ISRO and OPPO India to exchange technical information of NavIC messaging services so as to build rapid, ready to use, end to end application-specific solutions by integrating NavIC messaging service with the mobile handset platform keeping in mind the need of Indian users.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Department of Space, and the government of India on Friday signed an MoU with smartphone maker OPPO to strengthen the research as well as development of the domestic satellite navigation system NavIC messaging service.

This MoU will pave the way for future collaborations between ISRO and OPPO India to develop indigenous solutions by incorporating the NavIC short messaging feature in the smartphones released by OPPO.

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On the issue of securing Indian satellites from space debris, Singh said the Directorate for Space Situational Awareness & Management at ISRO manages the space assets.

India is developing advanced safety and security measures to protect its satellites and neutralise any attack on its satellites orbiting in space, the government has said.

Answering a question in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, Science and Technology Minister Singh said that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is developing techniques to protect its satellites against jamming and spoofing, which will be implemented in the future communication and navigation satellites.

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