Indian airspace will have full radar coverage above 30,000 ft. very soon with the installation of nine mono pulse secondary surveillance radars.

“These radars, installed with the existing infrastructure, will be complemented effectively by Air Traffic Control Automation Systems being built at 38 airports in the country,” Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh says.

Radars have been networked in the Chennai Flight Information Region (FIR) in the country’s south and are in the pipeline for other FIRs.

With efficient and safe air navigation service no longer a dream for Indian’s civil aviation sector, Singh says another ambitious goal is to reduce congestion over Indian airspace through improved air traffic flow management.

While maintenance issues may largely be the same everywhere, some air navigation service providers like the Airports Authority of India may be investing more in human resources than maintenance, Singh said.