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Greater cohesion
By the end of the year India is expected to begin a process of satellite launches that will give it sovereign capability of using space to facilitate navigation and guidance of its military as well civil airborne assets very much as is done currently through the American-owned Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Russian Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) in which India has an exclusive joint partnership with Russia. However, because the use of both the GPS and the GLONASS facility can be denied by the respective owners at crucial moments of geopolitical developments in the Asian regional context India thinks it is appropriate to have its own spatial navigation system at least in the context of its own sphere of strategic interest covering the northern half of