US clears ISRO to launch of Algerian satellites

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Washington, Aug 12: United States has given clearance to Indian Space Organisation (ISRO) to launch Algerian satellites with American components.

This follows the signing of a Technical Safeguards Agreement covering launches of satellites, having US components on Indian launch vehicles, during Hillary Clinton's New Delhi visit.

"Following the signing of the Technical Safeguards Agreement during secretary Hillary Clinton's recent visit to India, the US government has given clearance for launch by Indian Space Research Organisation [ISRO] of Algerian satellites ALSAT-2A and ALSAT-2B, which have US components, on board an Indian space launch vehicle," the Indian embassy said in a statement.

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