The central authorities has stated that it has held a gathering with cellular producers to debate the compatibility of the home-grown world positioning system — NavIC — in smartphones, however no timeline was mounted for its implementation.
This clarification by the federal government got here on Monday after media studies recommended India was trying to mandate its indigenous navigation system “inside months”.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) stated the assembly was “consultative”.
“A media report has claimed citing a gathering that cellular cos had been requested to make smartphones suitable with NavIC inside months. That is to make clear: (1) No timeline has been mounted. (2) The cited assembly was consultative; and (3) the problem is underneath dialogue with all stakeholders,” the Ministry of Electronics and IT stated in a tweet late on Monday evening.