SIX INDIAN-BUILT satellites, will be launched by 2000 says the country's Ministry for Science and Technology. The Insat 2D and 2E communications/meteorological satellites, will be launched by Ariane 4s before the end of 1997, while the Indian remote sensing satellites the IRS 1D and P4, will be launched on national Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles in 1997-98.

Two experimental communications satellites, the GSATs 1 and 2, will be launched on developmental national Geostationary Satellite Launch Vehicles in 1998/9.

Source: Flight International