The satellite enables full range of applications and services in the areas of telecommunication and broadcasting applications via television (TV), direct-to-home (DTH), very small aperture terminals (VSATs), tele-education, tele-medicine and disaster management support.
The satellite has 12 Ku-band transponders (36 Mhz each), and will be launched using the Indian Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV Mk-II.
During India's 2014 election campaign, Narendra Modi had vowed to improve relations with neighbouring countries.
During the 2014 general election campaign of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared he will formulate policies that will focus on improving relations with immediate neighbors. (Zee News Network)