The Russian government has approved a draft agreement, to be signed with India, on protection of technologies in space.
State-owned Roscosmos will conclude an agreement with the Indian side, Interfax reported citing information posted by the Russian government.
Under the terms of the agreement, the countries will provide legal and physical protection of products and technologies for the implementation of joint space programs and projects and in the creation of launch vehicles and ground space infrastructure.
The agreement provides for control over the issuance of licenses and certification, customs clearance and transportation of products, their labeling, as well as joint search and rescue operations in the event of an emergency during transportation, storage or launch.
The purpose of joint actions is to prevent "any unauthorized access to protected objects and technologies,” their transfer not for their intended purpose and misuse, as well as to ensure control and their effective use.