India’s space race has been thrust back into the spotlight in the wake of a series of setbacks, but some of the more high-profile setbacks include the launch of a manned spacecraft, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launching a spacecraft into orbit, and a new probe that has the potential to be one of the first to observe the planet.
The space race in India is, of course, also about the future of India’s science and technology sector.
While the country’s space program has been on the back foot since it was launched by then-President Pranab Mukherjee in 1999, it has now gained momentum again.
The Indian Space Agency (ISAI) and the National Institute of Space Technology (NIST) have recently been inaugurated, as has the ISRO, which is now in its eighth year of the space race.
While there is still much to be done, India’s progress in the space field has been notable.
In the past decade, India has managed to establish the countrys first satellite communications link between two countries, successfully sending data back and forth between the two countries.
India also established its own national space agency, the Space Research and Technology Organisation (SARTO), which is dedicated to building space technology.
But the country is now at a crossroads.
The ISRO and the NIST have not been able to secure a foothold in space.
In recent years, India, in its own right, has launched a number of spacecraft into space, but none have been successful.
In fact, India is currently at the bottom of the global space rankings, with a ranking of just 21st out of 180 countries.
The country is also not yet ready to build its own launch vehicle.
The recent announcement of an Indian space agency to conduct an exploration mission to the moon has also not resulted in any significant progress.
However, the country has been working on a proposal to establish a space research institute, which may be one way for the country to achieve a more stable and prosperous space program.
A number of high-tech companies have also started up in India in recent years.
These companies, which are now competing for Indian space investments, have attracted a lot of attention.
The number of companies involved in space ventures in India has grown from fewer than 5 in 2003 to more than 100 companies today.
It is important to note that the total number of Indian companies working in space is not the same as that of the country at large.
India is home to more companies that have a vested interest in the country, but are not officially involved in the national space program as such.
The national space budget for 2017 is estimated to be $7.6 billion, with an investment of around $8 billion.
The government has also launched an effort to promote entrepreneurship in the industry by setting up a number to assist the private sector in developing space technology, including by offering grants and loans to startups.
India’s economy is one of very limited scope in terms of the amount of space available for exploration and development.
The International Space Station (ISS) remains the only place where we can actually explore other planets.
However at the moment, India lacks the capabilities to send a crew to Mars.
India has been looking for ways to diversify its space program in recent months.
The Space Research Institute of India (SRI), a venture-backed group that aims to promote science and technologies in space, is now planning a private launch of the Indian spacecraft Deep Space 2 in 2019.
However India has yet to decide on its next launch date, or the type of mission that it wants to undertake.
India will be hosting a meeting of the ISRAE, an international scientific advisory board that advises the government on space issues, on April 15 in New Delhi.
The meeting will be chaired by ISRO chief K. Raghuram Rajan, a member of the National Advisory Committee on Space.
The two-day meeting will also examine the current status of the government’s space plans and how they will evolve in the coming years.
If India can achieve the goals of its space plan, then it could be a huge step forward in its development.
This article first appeared on The Hindu.