Just as it looked as if Google's Project Loon faced resistance from regulators in India due to security concerns and fears it would interfere with cellular services, reports surfaced that the government has in principle agreed to partner with Loon on a pilot basis.
"In-principle we agree for a pilot project for Project Loon. We are quite open on the project and BSNL will partner with Google for it," communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said after a meeting on Wednesday with Google CEO Sundar Pichai, according to the Indian Express. The minister said that his department will consult with the ministry of civil aviation and other security agencies for the project. Article