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Advisory Regarding Ban on use of Thuraya/Iridium Satellite Phones in India

This is to bring to the notice of all foreigners (irrespective of category of passports) visiting India that Satellite telephone services are not permitted in India and therefore use/carrying of Thuraya / Iridium satellite phones is unauthorized /illegal in India under Section 6 of Indian Wireless Act and Section 20 of Indian Telegraph Act.

All foreigners (irrespective of category of passports) visiting India are, therefore, advised not to carry such satellite phones into India. Those found to be in possession of such sets are liable for prosecution along with confiscation of such satellite phones and other penalties under Section 6 of Indian Wireless Act and Section 20 of Indian Telegraph Act.