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"It is time to introduce if not prohibitive then at least some import duties on GPS equipment," Ivanov told a government meeting in Ryazan in central Russia.

However, the official said there would be no ban on devices working with the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS), though Russia had threatened to do so last month.

Russia, as well as other emerging countries like India, is keen to develop GLONASS to lessen dependence on the U.S. controlled satellite navigation system.

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