China says its Beidou system now fully operational, to challenge US’s GPS

As featured in The Hindustan Times



According to state media, it was the 30th satellite to be launched as part of the third-generation series – 59 have been launched in all since the 2000s. “The civil signal from Beidou is no better than GPS or Galileo,” said Alexandra Stickings, a research analyst at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, a Britain-based think-tank told Reuters news agency in June. India is developing its own navigation satellite system called the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System.