In its first major use of the Cartosat family of satellites, a report has quoted ISRO sources as saying that that armed forces were aided by high-resolution images for the surgical strikes, which were conducted across the line of control (LoC)on the intervening night between Wednesday and Thursday.
‘The Times of India’ has quoted a sorce as saying, "We've been providing images to the armed forces, the army in particular. While I cannot comment if any specific image was sent on a particular day in the previous week, I can say that Cartosat images are meant for this purpose and the army has used this."
Both the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and ISRO have remained quiet on uses of the Cartosat family of satellites, which is recognised as India's 'eye in the sky' by experts.
Cartosat-2C added more teeth to India's armory and survey capabilities, and has been providing high resolution images of 0.65 metres, an improvement over the 0.8m resolution of previous missions.
"Cartosat also provided Area of Interest (AOI) based images for the armed forces," the paper quoted the source as saying.
Another pointed out to the paper that based on requests, one or more scenes/images covering the AOI as stated is provided in as a single polygon in form of a shapefile.