India’s Space Programme: A Role for the Private Sector, Finally?

India’s Space Programme: A Role for the Private Sector, Finally?
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The PSLV C48 ahead of launch, December 2019. Photo: PTI. India’s finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced last week that India’s private sector will play a key role in augmenting India’s space programme, and that the government intends to share the facilities of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) with the private sector. This announcement was part of the Narendra Modi government’s call for new and bold reforms in an effort to promote its ‘self-reliant India’ mission. It is the fourth segment of the Rs 20 lakh crore Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan special economic stimulus. Sitharaman’s announcement entails a role […]

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