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India, Russia sign three agreements, one protocol
December 06, 2005 22:23 IST
These are the three agreements and one protocol signed by India and Russia in Moscow on Tuesday during the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh:
1) Agreement between India and Russia on reciprocal protection of intellectual property rights in the field of military technical cooperation. The agreement is applicable to joint activities related to designing, construction, production and transfer of technology of military products. The agreement was signed by Indian Ambassador Kanwal Sibal and Russian Justice Minister Yuri Chaika.
2) Agreement on safeguard technolgies while implementing long-term cooperation in the area of joint development, operation and use of the Russian global navigation satellite system GLONASS. The agreement was signed by G Madhavan Nair, Secretary, Department of Space and A Perminov, Director, Russian Federal Space Agency.
This agreement envisages launching of GLONASS satellite using GSLV launch vehicle of India. In turn, Russia will provide access to GLONASS system signals for Indian use. It also envisages joint development of user equipment for exploitation of GLONASS signals for commercial purposes.
3) Agreement on cooperation in the field of solar physics and solar terrestrial relationships within the framework of CORONAS-PHOTON project. This was also signed by Nair and Parminov.
The CORONAS-PHOTON mission aims at research in the field of solar physics and solar terrestrial relationships. The agreement enables integration of the Indian RT-2 payload with the CORONAS-PHOTON spacecraft and the joint space experiment using the RT-2 equipment.
4) Protocol to the agreement between India and Russia on the implementation of the programme of the Military-Technical cooperation for the period upto 2010 on procedure for making changes in that programme. This was signed by Sibal and A V Denisov, First Deputy Director of Federal Service on Military-Technical cooperation.