India tells public not to subscribe to Musk-backed Starlink pending licence approval

India tells public not to subscribe to Musk-backed Starlink pending licence approval

Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors. Photo: Bloomberg

The Indian government advised people against subscribing to Starlink Internet Services, a division of billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX aerospace company, as it does not have a licence to operate in the country.

A government statement issued late on Friday said Starlink had been told to comply with regulations and refrain from “booking/rendering the satellite internet services in India with immediate effect”.

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