Cabinet not informed of S-band allocation in Antrix-Devas deal: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said the cabinet was not informed that the 2005 agreement between ISRO's commercial arm Antrix and Devas also involved allocation of S-band spectrum to the private firm.

Replying to supplementaries during question hour in the Rajya Sabha, the prime minister said the cabinet note dealing with the launch of two satellites as part of the deal between Antrix and Devas did not mention that there was “specific commitment (on spectrum)”.

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