The Russian GLONASS is exploring the possibility of helping India in starting the production of navigation devices. This was disclosed to the "Voice of Russia" by the Head of International Projects of the nonprofit partnership "GLONASS" Alexander Bondarenko. On October 28, he discussed the project with Indian partners in New Delhi. Collaboration is being set up in the framework of the strategic program Make in India launched recently by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is an attractive initiative, said Alexander Bondarenko: â€œMany global manufacturers have responded to this call of the Indian leader. They are considering the possibility of setting up production in India. And we are also seeking a local partner - a local high-tech company. Using its infrastructure, we are going to start the production of navigation terminals supporting GLONASS. In India, the navigation terminals are subject to a high import duty of 23.5 percent. For the market it is much more profitable if the product will be manufactured in India. Moreover, Russian technologies are already quite advanced in the global market. In this regard, if they are manufactured in India, the Indian price can be very attractive to local consumers.â€ Today, navigation systems are produced in India under license of Western companies. These devices usually support only GPS. Another stream of navigation devices, which are imported in India, comes from China. About the scope of Russian navigation terminals, Alexander Bondarenko says: â€œWe are not saying that the device produced with the help of Russian technologies support only GLONASS. As a rule, all the devices are dual-system supporting devices. They support both the Russian GLONASS and the American GPS. Accordingly, having a signal from two satellite systems - American and Russian, the end user will receive a much better service quality. The signal quality and accuracy of the coordinates will improve.â€ Priorities have been set for the implementation of GLONASS-based technologies in India. Among other things, these include control of the police force and intelligence services, and the creation of a national system of emergency response. As well as the creation of systems of control and effective management of public transport, commercial vehicles, and construction of toll roads. Issues of cooperation between Russia and India in the field of satellite navigation technologies will be considered on November 5 in New Delhi. The occasion is a regular meeting of the Intergovernmental Russian-Indian cooperation commission, co-chaired by India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.