Advisory for Foreign Tourists
Advisory Regarding Ban on use of Thuraya/Irridium Satellite Phones in India
This is to bring to the notice of all foreigners visiting India that Satellite telephone services are not permitted in India and therefore use of any satellite phone is unauthorized /illegal in India under Section 6 of Indian Wireless Act and Section 20 of Indian Telegraph Act.
All foreigners visiting India are, therefore, advised not to carry such satellite phones into India. Those found to be in possession of such sets are liable for prosecution along with confiscation of such satellite phones and other penalties under Section 6 of Indian Wireless Act and Section 20 of Indian Telegraph Act.