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Advisory on Ban on carrying/use of satellite phone

Ban on carrying/use of Satellite Phones in India

1. Carrying/Use of Thuraya satellite phones by foreign nationals visiting India (irrespective of category of passport) without prior permission, is illegal/unauthorized in India under Section 6 of Indian Wireless Act and Section 20 of Indian Telegraph Act.

2. Any individual found to be in possession of an unauthorized satellite phone in India is liable to be prosecuted as per Indian law, and all unauthorized sets found in possession of the individual will be seized by Indian law enforcement agencies.

3. Visitors and tourists traveling to India are advised to comply with Indian laws and should not carry or use satellite phones in India without obtaining specific permission from the concerned authorities.