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India's NavIC system now on smartphones

India's NavIC system now on smartphones

Smartphones with the latest Qualcomm chipsets can now latch on to NavIC.

NavIC is India's own navigation system, similar to the U.S.' GPS.

It works based on the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS).

There are currently eight IRNSS satellites in geosynchronous and geostationary orbits.

The IRNSS-1A launched in 2013 was India’s 1st navigation satellite.

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