ISRO has used the propulsion system built into GSAT-7A to perform four such maneuvers so far.
The GSLV's stages can be seen falling away one after another before GSAT-7A, too, detaches & drifts.
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The GSAT-7A is a military communication satellite and will be solely operated by the IAF.
Satellite launches by SpaceX, Arianespace, United Launch Alliance and ISRO all are on the cards.
The launch of GSAT-7A marks ISRO's 35th communication satellite & 13th flight of the GSLV rocket.
GSAT-7A would be placed in the geostationary orbit to improve the IAF's network-centric warfare capabilities.
ISRO has a packed schedule as it plans to launch nine missions including Chandrayaan-2 in the next eight months
If this holds true then ISRO would be averaging a mission a month and that in itself would be a remarkable achievement.